Woodcut in colors on wove paper, Signed 'Toyokuni ga' in toshidama cartouche with censor’s seals; published by Tsujiokaya Bunsuke, 1853. From the Fifty-Three Stations along the T?kaid? with Visual Parodies of Actors.
13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (sheet), 20 7/8 x 16 3/4 in. (frame).
Kunisada’s T?kaid? (2013), #T63-45E, p. 159.
Kokubungaku kenky? shiry?kan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 101, cat. No. 93.
Note: The print shows the famous actor Iwai Kumesaburo III as the deceitful priest Seigen.
Property from a Distinguished Gentleman, New York City