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Artist: Utagawa Sadayoshi (歌川貞芳)

Print: Kataoka Gadō II [片岡我童] as Fukumasuya Daisuke (福升屋大助)
and Nakamura Tamashichi I [中村玉七] as Akechi Tsuruwakamaru (明智鶴若丸)

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Dates: 1848,created
Dimensions: Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: Sadayoshi ga (貞芳画)
Publisher: Shibaya Ihee
Seal: Shibai: 柴イ - not listed in Marks

Related links: Philadelphia Museum of Art; Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

This print commemorates a performance of Keisei Ishikawazome (けいせい石川染) at the Chikugo Theater in Osaka in 1/1848.

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Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 3, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka 2001, no. 195.

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The text in the white cartouche says: 玉/\男と生れ来た身を持ながら女とすがたかゑねばならぬ世のせゐすいこれに付ても思ひ出すはそちが実父明知左馬五郎と此蔵之助は稚イときよりすぐれてのこんゐ別して五六年此方はたかゐにちからとなりをゝて身過世過の其内に思ゐがけなふ梅良院とついに此世をさりとてははかない別れ