Adachi Ginkou publisher

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Posted by Irwin ( on November 03, 2013 at 23:19:10:

I'd appreciate help in identifying the publisher of a print by Adachi Ginkou. The image of the print titled Oda Nobunaga and Mito Rekko (Tokugawa Nariaki)from the series Contest of Heroes Then and Now and detail of the publisher's seal, which is not shown in Marks, can be found at

The left column of the seal seems to read 画工出版兼, which suggests to me that the publisher and artist for this print are one and the same person. These characters are followed by the name 平野松之助. Possibly Hirano Matsunosuke? While I see several references to a Hirano in Marks, none of the his references seem to be the publisher for this print.

I have never seen the name Hirano Matsunosuke associated with Adachi Ginkou 安達吟光 (real name Adachi Heishichi 安達平七), so I am questioning whether I am correct in my reading of the characters 画工出版兼.

Any clarification would be greatly appreciated, as always.

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