Artist: Jukōdō Yoshikuni (寿好堂よし国)

Print: Nakamura Utaemon III (三代目中村歌右衛門) as the
outlaw Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門)

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Dates: created,1826
Dimensions: 10.25 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print

Signed: Jukōdō Yoshikuni ga
Publisher: Honya Seishichi (Marks 123 - seal 25-527)

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Hankyu Culture Foundation;

Physical description:

Nakamura Utaemon in his most famous role as the magician, outlaw and folk hero Ishikawa Goemon. Against a yellow background Goemon performs magic with a trough of water. A scene from the play Kinoshitage Hazama Gassen (木下蔭狭間合戦), performed in 1826.


Illustrated in Ikeda Bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shūsei (Collected Kamigata Actor Prints), vol. 1, Osaka, 1997, no. 391, p. 129.