Actors Nakamura Shikan IV in an unread role, Sawamura Tossho as Sakingo Yorikane, and Sawamura Tanosuke as keisei [courtesan] Takao
signed Kunisada ga with artist's Toshidama seal, carver's seal Tanaka Hori Ushi, combined censor and date seal Tora-shi, aratame (year of the tiger , 4th lunar month, examined), and publisher's seal ??-Isekane of Iseya Kanekichi
oban tate-e triptych 14 by 29 1/8 in., 35.7 by 74.1 cm
The actor Nakamura Shikan IV (1831-1899) is in an unread role, the actor Sawamura Tossho II (Suketakaya Takasuke IV, 1838-1886) is in the role of Sakingo Yorikane, and the actor Sawamura Tanosuke III (1845-1878) is in the role of keisei (courtesan) Takao.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from the Bigelow Collection, accession no. 11.38390a-b
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