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Artist: Utagawa Yoshiume (歌川芳梅)

Print: Volume 1 of A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa
(Ōkawa Jinsei-roku - 大川仁政録)

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Dates: created,circa 1840
Dimensions: 6.1 in,9.1 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print

Related links: Waseda University - a full set of 20 volumes; Waseda University - a full copy of volume 1; Waseda University - the original title page which differs from the one in the Lyon Collection; Waseda University - left-hand page from volume 11 - same as left-hand page of Lyon Collection title page; Waseda University - double page from volume 11 - the same a page 3 of volume 1 from the Lyon Collection; Waseda University - double page from volume 11 - same as page 5 of volume 1 from the Lyon Collection;

Physical description:

A Record of the Benevolent Government at Ōgawa (Ōkawa jinsei-roku). Third part, volumes 1-3. Yomihon illustrated in Osaka style. All three volumes have decorative covers with plum blossom patterns. Volume 1 has the title page, four double page and two single page black and light blue color prints to introduce characters and places. Volume 2 has three double page illustrations. Volume 3 has three double page illustrations.

The publisher was Maekawa Zenbei (前川善兵衛). The author was Shōtei Kinsui (松亭金水: 1795-1862). Other artists involved the original publication were Hasegawa Sadanobu and Utagawa Yoshitoyo.

Very nicely illustrated action story about treacheries involving House of Chiba and Izu-ya in Ōkawa.