Posted by Chris Brooks (220.127.116.11) on July 21, 2019 at 03:05:47:
I purchased a signed print that matches a print in the Resig database held at the Waseda University Theatre Museum and listed by them as drawn by Kunimasa III. In reviewing the signature in the attached image and comparing to available characters and other prints in the database, the signature appears to be 'Toyosai hitsu' with two leading characters I can't identify. The database has over 400 prints by Toyosai but I can't find much about him. From what I have found, it appears that Toyosai was a 'go name' used by Kunisada III aka Kunimasa III or IV. Is anyone familiar with Toyosai that can confirm my supposition?
Here is a link to the print with the Waseda example:
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