Artist: Shunbaisai Hokuei (春梅斎北英)

Print: Nakamura Shikan II as Ishikawa Goemon - this is the top half of a vertical diptych

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Dates: 1834,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Shunbaisai Hokuei ga

Related links: Tokyo Metropolitan Library; Hankyu Culture Foundation - top panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - bottom panel;

Physical description:

This print was clearly published as a deluxe edition judging by the liberal use of metallic inks. The publisher is unknown.


The full composition is illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 2, Osaka, 1998, no 330. It represents a performance of Kinmon Gosan no Kiri at the Naka Theater in Osaka on 3/1834.

full diptych at Tokyo Metro Library