Posted by Guy (184.108.40.206) on February 12, 2012 at 22:04:49:
In Reply to: author of fan painting posted by Hiroshi on February 12, 2012 at 19:21:52:
Very nice objects! The same actor is depicted twice. Just a guess: Nakamura Utaemon IV (with a distinct hawk nose) acting in Osaka as Yuranosuke in 'Kanadehon chūshingura' (early 1850s?) - I can't identify the onnagata role directly.
In my opninion the style is reminiscent to the Osaka artist Konishi Hirosada. Osaka and kabuki scholars/specialists should be able to give a more conclusive answer and eventually identify the 'kaou'.
Here is the link to Hiroshi's photo album:
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