Re: Identification

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Posted by Alec W. ( on April 05, 2018 at 05:57:38:

In Reply to: Identification posted by Lee Harker on April 04, 2018 at 19:39:08:

Hi Lee --

This is a print by Kunisada, here signing "Toyokuni ga". The censor/date seals are a little hard to see, but I think they indicate a publish date in the second month of 1857.

The inscription in the upper left is pretty hard to make out, but if I were to hazard a guess I'd say it was "揚巻", reading that as "Agemaki". If that's right, this would be a depiction of an actor playing the role of the courtesan Agemaki of the house of Miuraya.

Here's a link to a slightly later Kunisada "Agemaki" print with some general background:

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