Re: Unknown artist and time period


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on September 22, 2020 at 19:49:35:

In Reply to: Unknown artist and time period posted by Megan on September 22, 2020 at 18:46:57:

It looks to me to be a memorial portrait for Kawarasaki Kunitarō I 河原崎国太郎. I can't quite make out the date/censor seal, but the actor died in 1867, so the design would be from about that time. The two columns of smaller text in the upper right corner appear to me to be a date, perhaps in Keiō 3, 4th month, but again the image resolution is too low to be sure.

The signature belongs to Utagawa Kunisada II, signing as "Baichōrō Kunisada" 梅蝶楼 国貞. The publisher seal belongs to Yamamotoya Heikichi 山本屋平吉.


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