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Artist: Utagawa Yoshitaki (歌川芳滝)

Print: Arashi Rikan IV (嵐璃寛) as Sakuramaru (桜丸), Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫) as
Matsuōmaru (松王丸) and Nakamura Fukusuke III (中村福助) as Umeōmaru (梅王丸)
in the play Sugawara denju tenarai kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

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Dates: 1880,available
Dimensions: 29.25 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print
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Signed: Yoshitaki ga (芳瀧画)

Related links: Waseda University - right panel;

Physical description:

Clearly this was a deluxe printing. The use of metallic inks and special effects like the oxidized ashy-lavender background is astounding. Add the that the vibrancy of the controlled use of aniline dyes and this is truly one of the most eye-catching and spectacular items in the entire Lyon Collection.

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This triptych is illustrated in color in Schwaab's Osaka Prints on page 227.

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There is no publisher's seal. Perhaps, considering the deluxe nature of this triptych, it was printed privately.