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Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni II (二代目歌川豊国)

Print: Bandō Mitsugorō III, under his poetry name Bandō Shūka (坂東秀桂), from the series Actors Compared to Flowers (Yakusha hana awase 役者花合)

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Dates: 1828,created
Dimensions: 10.125 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Echizenya Kihei
(Marks 047 - seal closest to 01-052)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Vegder's blog - a discussion of the toshidama motif;

Physical description:

Portrait of Bandō Mitsugorō presented - under his poetry name - within a large black toshidama below dramatically oxidized orchids.