Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (18.104.22.168) on February 12, 2017 at 14:14:00:
In Reply to: Identification of artist of uploaded woo posted by Charles Bryan on February 11, 2017 at 04:50:08:
Francis is quite right - the signature reads "Kôchôrô Toyokuni". However, during the 19th and early 20th centuries there were three different artists who in turn used the names Kôchôrô and Toyokuni. They are usually known as Kunisada I, II and III.
In this case we can use the censors' seals, Hama and Magori, to deduce that the artist was Kunisada I, who used the name Toyokuni from 1844 to his death in 1864. These seals were used together from 1849 to 1853, but in 1852-53 they were always accompanied by an oval date seal, that is missing on your print.
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