Onoe Tamizô II (1799-1886; 尾上多見蔵) studied with three formidable actors — Segawa Senjo (1751-1810), Nakamura Utaemon III (1778-1838), and Onoe Kikugorô III (1784-1849). He was the son of a theater hairdresser, and possibly illiterate. Even so, Tamizô was a popular actor who performed in both the large and middle theaters in Kamigata. He was skilled in a wide range of roles that he performed in a popular flamboyant style.
Provenance: Haber Collection; see Dean Schwaab, Osaka Prints, no. 111 for this same impression; superb color and a rare artist!