Re: Kunisada III publication Info?


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Posted by Michael Cohen (83.253.246.247) on December 08, 2013 at 07:54:00:

In Reply to: Re: Kunisada III publication Info? posted by Guy Pepermans on December 07, 2013 at 16:26:14:

About why I think it may be 1887:

Signature: Baidō Kunimasa hitsu with toshidama seal

For the center panel:

Taira no Atsumori あつ盛 played by 市川 米蔵 Ichikawa Yonezō (4.5)

Kumagai Naozane 熊谷直実 played by 市川團十郎 Ichikawa Danjurō (IX) (1838-1903)

There is another print (by Kunichika) from 1887 with the same 2 actors in these same roles in the same play:

http://www.artelino.com/archive/artist_catalog_show.asp?alp=&art=1088&cay=1&pp=5&pp1=1&rp=46&rp1=1&rp2=46&lvl=2&sea=&tie=Kunichika%20Toyohara%201835-1900%20-%20Bando%20Hikosaburo%20-%20Kabuki%20-%20artelino

These 2 actors also appeared in the same roles in 1893/4:

http://ukiyo-e.org/upload/425b49d9325dc73de92a9a450ebab927

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/jw962-ukiyoe-woodblock-print-142831354

but after 1889 Kunisada III's signature would have changed from Kunimasa, neh?

What's the character in the upper left of the right side? It also appears 2 down in that column... Why would they leave off the year?

M


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