Posted by Guy Pepermans (126.96.36.199) on April 15, 2018 at 16:40:36:
In Reply to: Shunman print seal posted by Lesley on April 11, 2018 at 19:02:44:
It's the logo of the Hisakataya (ひさかた屋) Group. The surmono is part of a triptych or polyptych showing a group of leading kabuki actors in the play 'Sukeroku yukari no edozakura' (Sukeroku and the Flower of Relationship in Edo), performed at the Ichimura-za, 2nd lunar month of 1811. The poem at the left is signed by Hisakataya (久堅屋), leader of the group.
The actor here is most probably Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V as Hige no Ikkyű.
Other depicted actors that I know are Ichikawa Danjur˘ VII as Sukeroku and Iwai Hanshir˘ V as the courtesan Agemaki.
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