Posted by Plasmo (188.8.131.52) on April 05, 2017 at 01:31:03:
In Reply to: Re: unidentified artist assist posted by Charles Sweigart on April 04, 2017 at 23:55:11:
The signature on your print reads ďju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画 and belongs to Utagawa Kunisada (aka Utagawa Toyokuni III).
The title of the series is Meigi sanjű rokkasen 名妓三十六佳撰 which can be translated to "An Excellent Selection of Thirty-six Noted Courtesans". Your
particular print is #14 tokonatsu no hanashi とこ夏の話.
Your print seems to be trimmed in a way, that we cannot see the censorship seals anymore, which would tell us, that it was published in 1861. The publisher is Tsutaya Kichiz˘.
You can find all 36 prints of that series under the following link: http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1308923?tocOpened=1
Find another close-up of your print in the Shizuoka Library: http://multi.tosyokan.pref.shizuoka.jp/digital-library/detail?tilcod=0000000026-SZM0000352
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