Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Ichikawa Monnosuke III (市川門之助) as Akoya (あこや), a mother with her son,
played by Onoe Matsusuke III (尾上松助) as Hiroi Yokichi - from the play
Ise heishi ume no Mitagura [伊勢平氏額英幣] - right hand panel

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Dates: 1820,created
Dimensions: 9.5 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
Publisher: Uemura Yohei
(Marks 564 -seal 05-007)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Futakawa seal

Related links: Victoria and Albert Museum; British Museum - an 1820 Kunisada triptych from this play - with different characters; Waseda University - another 1820 Kunisada of Akoya, same actor; Lyon Collection - another copy of this print;Hankyu Culture Foundation; Hankyu Culture Foundation - center panel; Hankyu Culture Foundation - left panel;

Physical description:

Ichikawa Monnosuke IV as the mother, and Onoe Matsusuke as her shop-boy son.

This print commemorates a performance of Ise heishi ume no Mitegura at the Kawarazaki-za in 11/1820, as identified by the Victoria and Albert Museum. In an older play, Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki, Akoya is the mistress of Kagekiyo. This appears to be a more modern rendition of that play.