Posted by Paul Griffith (188.8.131.52) on July 13, 2018 at 23:03:03:
In Reply to: work of Kunisada II? posted by KariK on July 13, 2018 at 16:54:00:
This artist is definitely Kunisada II. Kunisada I died in the first month of 1865 and this print is dated the 7th month.
This is confirmed by the subject-matter. The design shows the actors Bando Hikosaburo V (left) as 'Shinoya Tokubei' and Onoe Kikujiro II (right) as his wife 'Nyobo Otoki, jitsu wa Kumokiri Otatsu', in the play 'Musume Hyoban Zen'aku Kagami', performed at the Ichimura-za Theatre from the 1st of the 8th month, 1865. The print was issued as pre-publicity just before the production began.
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