Artist: Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川春章)

Print: Ichimura Uzaemon IX as Soga no Gorō

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Dates: created,circa 1780
Dimensions: 5.75 in,12.125 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Shunshō ga (春章画)

Related links: Art Institute of Chicago - a related Shunshō print; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston via Ukiyo-e.org; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - a Toyokuni III triptych of an imaginary scene;

Physical description:

Soga no Gorō can usually be identified by his costume which is decorated with butterflies. This figure may be from the play Tsukisenu Haru Hagoromo Soga or one related to it.