Posted by Alec W. (184.108.40.206) on January 27, 2020 at 19:53:21:
In Reply to: Print posted by Peter Buddle on January 27, 2020 at 13:14:36:
This is a design by Utagawa Sadafusa, here signing "Kitchōrō Sadafusa ga" 橘蝶樓貞房画.
This design (or a close relation) is listed in Ukiyoe bunken shiryōkan (search the page for 菊川伝佶):
The design is dated by this source to 1842.
Here's a blog post with a variety of acrobatic prints, including another one by Sadafusa depicting the same performer:
I can't make much sense of the text on either site, but I gather the print depicts acrobatic performers 菊川伝佶 (Kikukawa Denkichi[?]) and 菊川てる女 (Kikukawa Teru-jo).
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