Re: identification

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on March 15, 2015 at 17:15:48:

In Reply to: identification posted by Jonathan Bloom on March 14, 2015 at 13:38:28:

This print was designed by Utagawa Toyokuni I and published by Nichimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo), publisher's mark at the left.
At the right, next to the signature, is a kiwame censor's seal and the date seal for 1809, 12th month.
The print shows two kabuki actors during their leisure time, watching a lion dance, probably performed for the New Year.
The actor with the black coat is Sawamura Gennosuke, the other onnagata actor, dressed as a woman, could be Iwai Hanshiro.


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