Posted by Irwin Lavenberg (188.8.131.52) on May 30, 2010 at 02:41:43:
I am trying to determine if this actor portrait created by Kunisada III (aka Baido Hosai, Baido Kunimasa, Kochoro, Kunimasa IV, Toyokuni V) is a memorial portrait of the actor Onoe Kikugorō V or simply a portrayal of him in a role. I believe the actor died around the date this print was issued in early 1903. A hi res image can be found at the picasa url http://picasaweb.google.com/irwin.lavenberg/OnoeKikugoroV?feat=directlink
and the print can also be found on line at the Waseda University Theatre Museum Ukiyo-e Viewing System http://enpaku.waseda.ac.jp/db_en/enpakunishik/results-big-e.php where there is a long kanji title/description of the print.
Confirmation that by basic info is correct along with a translation of the description on the Waseda site would be most appreciated.
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