The Dances of Nakamura Utaemon: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Shirabyoshi Dancer
(Nakamura Utaemon Shosa no uchi: Shirabyoshi)
signed Gototei Kunisada ga with censor's seal Kiwame and publisher's mark Kyu (Yamamotoya Heikichi of Eikyudo), 3rd lunar month of 1838
oban tate-e 14 7/8 by 10 in., 37.7 by 25.4 cm
This print is from a set of three featuring dances performed by Nakamura Utaemon IV (1796-1852) in the production of Sanbukutsui uta no sugata-e at the Nakamura Theater in the 3rd lunar month of 1838.
Waseda University Theatre Museum, ref. no. 002-1561
(inv. no. 10-5369)
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