Re: Kunisda III signature query


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on June 02, 2020 at 00:56:43:

In Reply to: Re: Kunisda III signature query posted by Darrel C. Karl on June 02, 2020 at 00:17:31:

The memorial was to Kunisada I, but, as I understand, organized by Kunisada III. There is a blog post with a picture of the monument and a transcription of the full text -- see here:

http://artistian.net/kunisada_haka/

As you can see, Kunisada III's name appears at the lower left, in a sort of authorial position, and reads 三世香朝楼国貞建之 [董書]. The name 梅堂国秀, on the other hand, appears in the midst of a long line of artists, positioned between "Yōshū Chikanobu" 揚洲周延 and "Baidō Kuniomi" 梅堂国臣. (The latter artist is another one of these marginally-if-at-all-documented ones!)

So I don't think Kunihide is the same as Kunisada III, but, as I say, I don't really know much else...

-A


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