Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I (河原崎権十郎) as the <i>rōnin</i> Yaegaki Monzō (浪人八重垣紋三) on the right and Sawamura Tosshō II (沢村訥升) as Kageyama Shigenojō (蔭山繁の丞)

Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国) (artist 1786 – 01/12/1865)

Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I (河原崎権十郎) as the rōnin Yaegaki Monzō (浪人八重垣紋三) on the right and Sawamura Tosshō II (沢村訥升) as Kageyama Shigenojō (蔭山繁の丞)

Print


02/1859
19.5 in x 14.25 in (Overall dimensions) color woodblock print
Waseda University - right panel
Waseda University - left panel
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - listed as artist unknown This ōban diptych is unusual in that it is unsigned and has no censor or date seals. Waseda University says that it is by Toyokuni III, but the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston says it is anonymous.

This diptych is believed to commemorate a performance of Kosode Soga azami no Ironui (小袖曾我薊色縫) at the Ichimura-za in 2/1859.

In the curatorial files for a different diptych in the British Museum it says:" ‘Kosode Soga azami no ironui’ (小袖曽我薊色縫, also called ‘Sato moyo azami no ironui’ 花街模様薊色縫, commonly known as ‘Izayoi Seishin’ 十六夜清心) by Kawatake Mokuami, performed at the Ichimura-za from the 5th of the 2nd month, 1859 (Ansei 6)."
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Sawamura Tosshō II (二代目沢村訥升: 1/1854 to 4/1879) (actor)
Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I (初代河原崎権十郎: 9/1852 to 2/1869) (actor)