Posted by bdk (184.108.40.206) on June 18, 2011 at 09:35:27:
In Reply to: Re: Kikugawa Eizan print posted by Guy on June 17, 2011 at 22:55:22:
Thanks again for your help. Is it just me or is it quite hard to find a lot of info about Eizan and his works? Are there any good books about this artist? I've read that he used to be looked down upon because he copied Utamaro's style too much, maybe that's why?
The second kanji looks like 殿, but I'm not sure. I've noticed the fan as well, but the text is too difficult for me to decipher. The print has magnificent embossing all over the picture. Also, the scalps of the actors seem to have been "cut out", rather than embossed, quite strange.
On the kimono sleeve of the onnagata actor on the far right, half of the "Yui-wata" crest of the Segawa line of actors can be seen..
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