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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (八代目市川団十郎) as a white-pawed monkey (手白ノ猿)
and Ichikawa Shinnosuke III (市川新之助) as small monkey (小ざる)

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Dates: 1839,created
Dimensions: 10.125 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画
Publisher: Kawaguchiya Shōzō
(Marks 231 - seal 25-355)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - full triptych; Waseda University; Mead Art Museum, Amherst; Hankyu Culture Foundation; Hankyu Culture Foundation - right panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel;

Physical description:

This print is the central panel of a triptych illustrating the play Hana to Mimasu Itoshitsu no Moji (花三升恋いの字) performed at the Kawarazaki Theater in Edo in 1839.

The small monkey was played by the son of the large monkey.

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There is another copy of this print in the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. They also have a copy of the left-hand panel of this triptych.