Posted by CPS (188.8.131.52) on October 31, 2018 at 23:29:11:
In Reply to: Kunichika mystery posted by Deriaki on October 31, 2018 at 14:27:32:
There is no mystery:
The two triptychs are referring to different perfomances of the same play but with different actors. The actors in your triptych are Ichikawa Kuzou III as Nikki Danjo and Ichikawa Danjurou IX as Arajishi Otokonosuke.
It was not uncommon re-using old woodblocks for a new prints by modification of the text and sometimes also some modification in colours respectively re-cut only a part of the scene.
Post a Followup