Re: Identification of ukiyo-e print


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Posted by manuD (78.220.151.197) on September 02, 2019 at 08:26:38:

In Reply to: Re: Identification of ukiyo-e print posted by John Lord on September 02, 2019 at 03:58:35:

I mistakenly thought that this was an actor, because there are two Kabuki actors whose name starts with Onogawa. But this one must be (and looks like) a Sumo wrestler. The Wikipedia page in Japanese for Onogawa Seisuke mentions that he is from Goshu (江州), ie Omi province, which is indicated next to his name on the print I posted. That page is illustrated by a print similar to yours, so there is little doubt that he is a sumo wrestler.

Concerning your other print, the cartouche on the bottom right is indeed that of the publisher, since it reads Honkichi (ban?).

On the bottom left there seems to be a signature, but it is unreadable.



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