Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国) (artist 1786 – 01/12/1865)
Ichikawa Denzō I (市川傳蔵) as Ōboshi Rikiya (大ぼし力弥) in Kanadehon Chūshingura ['Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵]
13.75 in x 9.5 in (Overall dimensions) color woodblock print on crepe paper
Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
Publisher: Kawachiya Genshichi
(Marks 227 - seal 25-102)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Waseda University - left panel
Waseda University - right panel Ōboshi Rikiya is the son of Ōboshi Yuranosuke. This is the center panel of a triptych. See external links above for the missing panels.
This is a crepe print - John Fiorillo has written an interesting article on how these types of prints were made.
This is the whole triptych. The figure on the right is of Honzō's wife Tonase (本蔵女房となせ) played by Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎). The figure on the left is Konami (小なみ) played by Onoe Matsusuke III (尾上松助).
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Ichikawa Denzō I (初代市川伝蔵) (actor)
Chūshingura (忠臣蔵 - 47 rōnin) (genre)
Kawachiya Genshichi (河内屋源七) (publisher)