Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Seki Sanjūrō III (関三十郎) as Mikawaya no Giheiji no Obaa (三河町の義平次お婆ア)
and Bandō Shūka I (坂東しうか) as Danshichi Okaji (団七お梶) on the left

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Dates: 1852,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Artist's seal: kiri
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tōbei
(Marks 591 - seal not listed)
Censors' seals: Hama and Magome
Date seal: 5/1852

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Victoria and Albert Museum; Waseda University - left panel; Waseda University - right panel; British Museum;

Physical description:

In a drenching downpour a heroine falls against a blood-stained half-naked figure as she fends off the Hag of the Lonely House.

This impression ex B.W. Robinson collection


From the play Shinzō Tsurifune kidan performed at the Ichimura Theater in the 5th month of 1852. The title may read: 新造艣奇談 (しんぞうつりふねきだん), but we have yet to confirm this.