Posted by Michael Cohen (126.96.36.199) 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:
These 2 actors also appeared in the same roles in 1893/4:
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?
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