Posted by Paul Griffith (126.96.36.199) on August 22, 2016 at 01:04:23:
In Reply to: Re: Details on Woodblock print posted by Ron Altman on August 21, 2016 at 23:30:27:
The writing at the top gives the role names and the actor names. From the right, in the role of 'Ono no Tofu' is the actor 'Suketakaya Takasuke' (IV). Next, in the role of the 'Yakko (footman) Taroku' is the actor 'Onoe Tamizo' (II). Slightly below those names, on the far left, is the artist's signature that reads 'Toyohara Kunichika hitsu'. Next to the signature in the smaller yellow boxes, from the top, we have the date 'Meiji 12 (1879), 7th month, followed by the address of the publisher, followed (at the bottom) by the name of the block cutter, which is 'Horiko (engraver) Ginjiro'.
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