Re: Unidentified Print


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Posted by Noel Chiappa (98.166.132.137) on February 13, 2014 at 21:50:49:

In Reply to: Unidentified Print posted by Jim Wilson on February 13, 2014 at 21:18:36:

Hi, this is a print of a kabuki theatre scene. The artist is Kunichika (signature in large vertical cartouche, lower right). The small cartouche to its left is probably the printer. The small circular one above is the censor seal, which will give you the date. See here:

http://www.chiappa.net/~jnc/prints/sealdate.html

for more. The actor's name is in the large cartouche in the upper left; you can see what it is it with the help of this page:

http://www.chiappa.net/~jnc/prints/actors.html

One of the other two cartouches is probably the name of the role he's appearing in, which could lead you to the name of the play, but alas that's beyond my expertise.

Noel



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