Re: identification help please


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Posted by Pascal (108.69.72.176) on June 24, 2015 at 12:10:31:

In Reply to: identification help please posted by Kim P. on June 22, 2015 at 05:47:12:

This appears to be a kabuki actor portrait of Ichikawa Sadanji.

Interesting that the identical woodblocks were also used with a much different background:

http://ukiyo-e.org/image/metro/M347-040-05

They attribute this print to Ginko

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adachi_Gink%C5%8D

and if so, it would be among his very early works. His later style definitely was different

Also I think your print and the one in the database represent two different kabuki dramas. So maybe the blocks were "recycled" by inserting Sadanji into a different kabuki playbill


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