From the left: Sawamura Kunitarō II (沢村国太郎), Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛), Arashi Sangorō IV (嵐三五郎) and Arashi Tomisaburō II (あらし富三郎)

Gigadō Ashiyuki (戯画堂芦ゆき) (artist )

From the left: Sawamura Kunitarō II (沢村国太郎), Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛), Arashi Sangorō IV (嵐三五郎) and Arashi Tomisaburō II (あらし富三郎)

Print


07/1829
30.4 in x 14 in (Overall dimensions)

Signed: Gigadō Ashiyuki
戯画堂芦幸
Publisher: Honya Seishichi
(Marks 123 - seal 25-527)
Hankyu Culture Foundation - right panel
Hankyu Culture Foundation - center panel
Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel
Hankyu Culture Foundation - the missing panel from this composition
Lyon Collection - another copy of the right-hand panel

This illustrates a performance at the Kado theatre in 7/1829. We know the date of this staging, but not the title of the play as yet.

These prints in the Lyon Collection are three panels of a four panel piece. The second from the left is missing.

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Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 286.
Kyōto-Osaka prints (kamigata-e - 上方絵) (genre)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Sawamura Kunitarō II (二代目澤村國太郎: 11/1819-1836) (actor)
Arashi Rikan II (二代目嵐璃寛: 9/1828 - 6/1837) (actor)
Arashi Tomisaburō II (二代目嵐富三郎) (actor)
Honya Seishichi (本屋清七) (publisher)