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Artist: Katsukawa Shuntei (勝川春亭)

Print: Actors Viewed As Though in a Revenge Drama
(Yakusha mitate kataki-uchi - 役者見立敵討)

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Dates: 1808,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Shuntei ga
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei (Marks 180 seal: 25-365

Related links: British Museum; Prints of Japan - for more information about this setting;

Physical description:

Imaginary scene of eight famous actors at the bay of Enoshima (left panel of a triptych).

Laurence Binyon in the 1916 catalogue of the Japanese prints in the British Museum lists a triptych entitled Yakusha mitate kataki-uchi, 'Actors' tableau of slaying in revenge'. "

"He describes the L-hand sheet as follows: 'At the l. a fat man sits on a rock, sword in hand, and behind him is a youth thrusting back a woman with his hand. The scene is the seashore on the coast of Kamakura, opposite the little green island of Enoshima with Fuji rising beyond the bay.


British Museum triptych