Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (188.8.131.52) on April 11, 2016 at 08:55:03:
In Reply to: Woodblock print ID help posted by sarah mcfalls on April 07, 2016 at 18:13:56:
The artist is Chikashige, who was a pupil of Kunichika and member of the Utagawa school. He was active as a print designer during the second half of the 19th century.
It's a portrait of the actor Ichikawa Kuz˘ III (1836-1911, also known as Ichikawa Danz˘ VII). If you can provide a better image of the circular censor's seal, we can probably determine the year of publication. It looks like it could be from the late 1860s or very early 1870s, though.
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