Bandō Hikosaburō III (坂東彦三郎) as Yuranosuke (由良之介) standing and Sawamura Tanosuke II (沢村田之助) as Okaru (おかる) in the play <i>Kanadehon Chūshingura</i> ['Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵]

Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国) (artist 1769 – 02/24/1825)

Bandō Hikosaburō III (坂東彦三郎) as Yuranosuke (由良之介) standing and Sawamura Tanosuke II (沢村田之助) as Okaru (おかる) in the play Kanadehon Chūshingura ['Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵]

Print


1811
10 in x 14.7 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Toyokuni ga
Publisher: Iseya Rihei (Marks 152 seal: 01-122)
Dated: 1811/7th month
Waseda
Lyon Collection - another Toyokuni I print from ten years earlier showing Okaru looking down at Yuranosuke

Issei ichidai (一世一代) is printed at the top of the print near the head of Bandō Hikosaburō III as Yuranosuke. It is an advertisement for the fact that this print is meant to represent Hikosaburō's final performance in this role.
Iseya Rihei (伊勢屋利兵衛) (publisher)
Bandō Hikosaburō III (三代目坂東彦三郎) (actor)
Sawamura Tanosuke II (二代目澤村田之助) (actor)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)