Posted by eristalis (184.108.40.206) on August 04, 2016 at 11:30:50:
In Reply to: Re: Utagawa Kuniyoshi or not? posted by eristalis on July 25, 2016 at 18:06:57:
I received a friendly reply from William Pearl, which concludes my search, so I will post this here for completeness sake. The tryptich he mentions can be seen on http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Actor%20triptychs%201833,%20Part%20II%20(3-6).htm
Your print is an authentic Kuniyoshi wood block print. It was originally part of a triptych, which I am attaching. It shows the kabuki actor Seki Sanjûrô II in the role of Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門). The play is Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原) from the 3rd month of 1833. Note the cherry blossoms on the print. The actor’s name and role have been removed from your print. This indicates that it was reprinted for another production, possibly Hana butai yoshiya otoko (花舞台丹前侠客), 3rd month of 1835. It is still an original Kuniyoshi print.
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