Re: Identify Artist

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Posted by Alec W. ( on March 06, 2019 at 20:02:39:

In Reply to: Identify Artist posted by Marlen Cano on March 03, 2019 at 21:19:23:

This is Kuniyoshi, signing "Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga" (一勇齋國芳画). This print belongs to a series depicting the play "Kanadehon Chūshingura", also known as "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers" or ("The Forty-seven Ronin"). The actor named at the top is Ichikawa Danzō V, and the one at the bottom Ichikawa Ebizō V.

There are copies of five prints from the series, including this one, in the Ritsumeikan University Art Research Center database:

RUARC gives the publication date as 1833.

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