Re: Toyohara Kunichika 2

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Posted by Paul Griffith ( on June 09, 2015 at 11:21:30:

In Reply to: Toyohara Kunichika 2 posted by David on June 07, 2015 at 20:07:23:

The artist is Utagawa Kunihisa. The series is 'Natsu Shonin no Uchi' ('Merchants in the Summer'). The design shows the Kabuki actor Bando Shuka I as Horikawa no Uma Benkei, a seller of dolls for the Boy's Festival in the 5th month. This does not illustrate a play; Shuka had passed away in 1855, whereas this print bears the date seal for the 4th month of 1865.

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