Posted by Guy Pepermans (220.127.116.11) on April 20, 2017 at 11:18:49:
In Reply to: who is the artist posted by Evelien on April 19, 2017 at 19:20:06:
Indeed the Osaka artist Utagawa Kunikazu (ca.1830-1910).
The series is ‘Tôsei buyû den’ (當世武勇傳 - Stories of present day warriors) depicting heroes of the Boshin war in action. The warrior here is 早枝多庄太郎 (? Shôtarô). I could not identify him further.
The series was published in Osaka around 1868-69 by Ikeda Denbei (Tenmadô).
I presume that it must have been safer for publishers and artist living in Osaka instead of Edo/Tokyo, to publish and report such sensitive topic at that time.
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