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Shunbaisai Hokuei, fl. ca. 1827-1836
Actor Nakamura Utaemon III as Asama Saemon
the actor stands holding a scroll against a dark night-time ground; signed Shunbaisai hokuei ga, with publisher's seal Honsei (Shohonya Seishichi), ca. 1831
oban tate-e 14 5/8 by 9 5/8 in., 37 by 24.6 cm
The actor Nakamura Utaemon III (1778-1838) is in the role of Asama Saemon from the play, Katakiuchi Takane no Taiko, which was staged at the Naka no Shibai in Osaka in the 9th month of 1831.