Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Ōtani Tomoemon II (大谷友右衛門) with a Scroll

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Dates: 1805,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Mikawaya Seiemon
(Marks 328 - seal 16-011)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Date: 12/1805

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This print poses a series of so-far unanswered questions, mainly because there are no other examples to be found. What is the role? What other prints look like this? Even the costume the actor is wearing seems unique. Is this one panel of a diptych or triptych? These are questions we hope to answer in the future.