Posted by Guy Pepermans (184.108.40.206) on June 17, 2015 at 15:13:06:
In Reply to: Image identification please! posted by Jason on June 15, 2015 at 15:22:17:
The signature in the red 'toshidama' cartouche reads, 'gedai Toyokuni ga'. This was a signature used by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III, 1786-1865) on frontispieces of illustrated books ('ehon') in the 1850s. So, what you have is a book cover depicting a kabuki actor in a female rol.
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