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Subject: Ichikawa Ebizō V (Danjūrō VII) as Inuyama Dosetsu.

Title: Chūjū hakkenden (Loyalty and bravery of men from the ‘Tale of the Eight Dogs’).

Date: c. 6/1848

Signature: Sadamasu aratame (changing his name to) Kunimasu

Printer’s seal: Kyō Isa

Format: chūban 

Private collection.

The character Inuyama Dosetsu appears in the plays Satomi hakkenden and Hana no ani tsubomi no yatsufusa, but no actual performance of one of these two plays seems to have taken place around the time of the publication of this print. So, the portrayal most likely is a mitate.