Posted by Alec W. (18.104.22.168) on June 28, 2018 at 00:25:15:
In Reply to: Re: Help identifying print of warrior on posted by Alec W. on June 26, 2018 at 13:57:15:
OK, have spent some more time digging.
I believe the text reads 「朝比奈 三郎義秀」("Asahina Saburō Yoshihide"), the name of a semi-legendary 13th-century warrior. See
for more on him.
I haven't found much on this particular series, except a listing for what looks like another print from the same series on a Japanese-language auction site:
Unfortunately that listing has no useful additional information.
What I can say is that both prints have a standard-looking "paired" nanushi censor seal, indicating an original publication date of 1847-1852. The publisher seal is that of Sanoya Kihei.
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