Re: identification print

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Posted by Noel Chiappa ( on March 12, 2014 at 03:59:26:

In Reply to: identification print posted by Filippo on March 11, 2014 at 13:10:26:

"The author must be Toyokuni I"

Yes, probably. Although sometimes the work of Toyokuni I and Toyokuni II may be very hard to tell apart. (A friend of mine had the amusing experience of being sold two copies of a particular print, one attributed to Toyokuni I, and the other by Toyokuni II - _by the same dealer_!)

If you want to know who the Kabuki actors are, this page:

will help you read them. (A Kabuki expert can probably give you the play name and date, but alas I don't have the reference materials to be able to do that.)

Oddly enough, Toyokuni III produced an almost identical triptych in the late 1840's - probably the same play.


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