Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Ichikawa Komazō III (市川高麗蔵) on the left as
the courtesan Takao (高尾 - 'けいせい高尾ぼうこん') and
Bandō Mitsugorō III (坂東三津五郎) as Ashikaga Yorikane (足利左金吾頼兼)

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Dates: 1800,created
Dimensions: 9.875 in,15.375 in,Overall dimensions

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
(Marks 391 - 23-016)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Waseda University ; Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

This is from the play Keisei Takao Bokon (けいせい高尾ぼうこん) performed in the third month of 1800.


There is an additional, as yet unidentified, seal in red on the print in the Lyon Collection that does not appear on either of the linked examples at Waseda University or at the Hankyu Culture Foundation. Perhaps it is a collector's seal.


There are at least 5 other prints in the Lyon Collection that represent Takao. One of these is a vertical diptych, also by Toyokuni I. While there are also representations by Kunisada, Kuniyoshi and Ashiyuki.