Re: Help for identification

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on November 30, 2015 at 20:00:30:

In Reply to: Help for identification posted by Tomek on November 30, 2015 at 16:42:40:

I don't see a signature, only the printed stage names (actor roles) of kabuki actors performing in a typical setting of the play 'T˘kaid˘ furiwake sugoroku' or eventually 'Hikosan gongen chikai no sukedachi'.
The print was issued by the prominent publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘) during the 5th month 1809 (see corresponding date seal in cobination with a kiwame censor's seal).
There is a slight possibility that the print was originally signed in the right hand margin and later trimmed but this is in contradiction with the fact that the publisher's seal and censor's/date seals are printed in the design.
Remains a bit of a mystery to me. Eventually, the print was designed by an anonymous artist who was directly employed by the publisher.


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