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Artist: Shunkōsai Hokushū (春好斎北洲)

Print: Right panel: Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎) as Daihanji Kiyozumi (大判事清澄) and Arashi Koroku IV (嵐小六) as Koganosuke (久我之助): left panel shows Nakamura Matsue III (中村松江) as Sadaka's daughter Hinadori (娘ひな鳥) and Nakamura Utaemon III (中村歌右衛門) as the widow Sadaka (後室狭高) - from the play Imoseyama Onna Teikin [妹背山婦女庭訓]

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Dates: 1821,created
Dimensions: 20.25 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Shunkōsai Hokushū ga
春好斎北洲画

Related links: Metropolitan Museum of Art - right panel only; Waseda University - right panel only; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - left panel only; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - right panel only; Philadelphia Museum of Art - right-hand panel; Philadelphia Museum of Art - left-hand panel; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art - left panel only; Hankyu Culture Foundation - right panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel; Lyon Collection - another example of this diptych;

Physical description:

Illustrated in Keyes, The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints, 1973, pp. 72-73.

Another version of these two prints in the Lyon Collection show the publisher's seal for Wataya Kihei. This one does not.

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The left panel is illustrated in color in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collection 5: Victoria and Albert Museum II, Kodansha, 1989, #150.