Posted by Guy (184.108.40.206) on June 17, 2011 at 22:55:22:
In Reply to: Re: Kikugawa Eizan print posted by boesdekoe on June 17, 2011 at 16:35:39:
I think it is from around 1810 because of different indicators: a) the subject matter, b) the rendering of the actors and beauties, c) the vegetative (now faded) pigments; d) Eizan's signature, e) the presence of a single 'kiwame' censor's seal without a date seal nor a 'gyōji' seal - by late 1809 the use of date seals became less regular - the obligation to add 'gyōji' seals came in use from early Bunka 8 (1811) on.
Observe also that the fan with poems in the design is signed "Eizan".
BTW: the first kanji of the title reads "卸" (sha). Is there someone who can decipher that 2nd character or can you post an image of the title cartouche on the right hand print?
Can't give a valuation but although the colours have faded, it is for sure a rare complete triptych. The depiction of kabuki actors by Eizan is also more or less uncommon.
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