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

Print: Ichikawa Denzō I (市川傳蔵) as Ōboshi Rikiya (大ぼし力弥) in Kanadehon Chūshingura

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Dates: created,1814
Dimensions: 13.75 in,9.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print on crepe paper
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Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画
Publisher: Kawachiya Genshichi
(Marks 227 - seal 25-102)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Waseda University; Waseda University - left panel; Waseda University - right panel;

Physical description:

Ōboshi Rikiya is the son of Ōboshi Yuranosuke. This is the center panel of a triptych. See external links above for the missing panels.

This is a crepe print - John Fiorillo has written an interesting article on how these types of prints were made. (Fiorillo article on making crepe prints.


Complete triptych from Waseda links above.