Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on July 26, 2019 at 00:37:02:
In Reply to: Assistance in identifying print posted by Lauren on July 22, 2019 at 17:31:08:
The artist is Morikawa Chikashige (守川周重). This sheet is clearly part of a polyptich, but I haven't been able to find another impression of the design anywhere.
Two actors are named:
市川團十郎 Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as 大石由良之助 "Ōishi Yuranosuke", a variation of a name associated with Kanadehon Chūshingura.
中村仲蔵 Nakamura Nakazō III as 杦山, perhaps read "Sugiyama". I am unfamiliar with this role.
Based on the actors and artist, the design must date from 1875-1886, but that's about all I can say for sure.
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