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Artist: Ryūsai Shigeharu (柳斎重春)

Print: Arashi Rikan II (嵐璃寛) as Osome (おそめ) on the right and Ichikawa Danzō V as Hisamatsu on the left in the play Somemoyo Imose no Kadomatsu [染模様妹背門松]

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Dates: 1830 - 1832,created
Dimensions: 20.25 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: Gyokuryūtei Shigeharu ga
玉柳亭重春画
Publisher: Honya Seishichi (Marks 123 - seal 25-527)

Related links: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg - left panel (trimmed); Hankyu Culture Foundation - right panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel;

Physical description:

A diptych with bust portraits of the actors Arashi Rikan II on the right as Osome and Ichikawa Danzō V as Hisamatsu on the left in the role of Hisamatsu. A border of New Year's game cards, balls and battledore and shuttlecock and calligraphy.

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Unlike other kabuki themes the story of Osome and Hisamatsu is included in nearly all the volumes written about this form of theater.

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Illustrated in 1) in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata Yakusha-e Shusei, (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints) volume 2, Ikeda Bunko Library, Osaka, 1998, no. 143

And the right-hand panel in black and white in 2) in 原色浮世絵大百科事典 (Genshoku Ukiyoe Daihyakka Jiten), vol. 9, p. 137. The left-hand panel is illustrated in color in the same volume on p. 107.