Utagawa Toyokuni I: triptych print - British Museum

Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I

Title: triptych print

Date: 1809

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Colour woodblock print, an oban triptych from an album of 117 sheets. The kabuki actors Matsumoto Koshiro V as Banzui Chobei, standing with sword and holding out a lantern, Sawamura Gennosuke I as Honjo Sukeichi, and Iwai Hanshiro V, fighting with swords; in the play ‘Reigen Soga no magaki’ by Katsu Hyozo I, (Tsuruya Nanboku IV), performed at the Ichimura-za in the 4th month of 1809.

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