Artist: Gigadō Ashiyuki (戯画堂芦ゆき)

Print: Sawamura Kunitarō II (沢村国太郎) in an unidentified onnagata role -
the right-hand panel of a four panel composition

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Dates: 1829,created
Dimensions: 10.25 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Gigadō Ashiyuki
戯画堂 芦幸
Publisher: Honya Seishichi
(Marks 123 - seal 25-127)

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Sawamura Kunitarō II in a bijin role wearing an elaborate kimono decorated with chrysanthemums and a flowing stream, while in the background European-styled clouds like those shown in Hokuju prints. From a performance at the Kado Theater, Osaka, in 7/1829.


Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 1997, no. 286.

This is the right sheet of a triptych