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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on May 12, 2020 at 16:33:11:

In Reply to: Help identifying Artist and name of work posted by Solomon Plant on May 12, 2020 at 14:23:21:

The is a design by the artist Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III) from an 1861 series called "Tosei jihitsu kagami" 当世自筆鏡, which pairs portraits of actors with samples of their calligraphy. This design is titled "Uesugi Kagekatsu" 上杉景勝, a historical figure who was also a character in the play "Honchō Nijūshikō" 本朝廿四孝. I'm not sure who the actor is.

For more info about this series, see:

http://kunisada.de/Kunisada-series60ths/series84/series84-handwriting.htm

For more on the play, see:

https://www.kabuki21.com/hn.php

-A



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