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Umegawa and Chûbei. Kitagawa Utamaro (c.1753-1806). Colour print from woodblocks. Naga-ôban format. Publisher: Maruya Jimpachi. Circa 1800. One of four tall (naga-ôban) format prints by Utamaro published by Maruya Jimpachi around 1800, all featuring famous lovers from puppet plays. Numerous Kabuki and puppet plays featuring Umegawa and Chûbei derive from The courier of Hell (Meido no hikyaku), written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon in 1711.