Posted by Paul Griffith (22.214.171.124) on August 08, 2018 at 08:26:25:
In Reply to: Re: Need help identifying artist and posted by Deriaki on August 07, 2018 at 21:14:26:
This is a print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi of the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII in the role of 'Musashibo Benkei' from the play 'Kanjincho'. It was performed at the Kawarasaki-za Theatre in the 3rd month of 1849. The section of the play that is depicted is the so-called 'Yamabushi mondo' ('The Interrogation of the Yamabushi'), one of several famous highlights, and the text at the top of your print is a quotation from that dialogue. Down the right-hand side is a poem composed by the actor, and signed 'Mimasu'.
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