Re: unknown signature


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Posted by Lucienne (188.62.185.210) on February 17, 2021 at 12:08:36:

In Reply to: unknown signature posted by Francis on February 13, 2021 at 17:57:25:

Francis
First of all I would like to say this was team-work with Horst, who finally found the solution

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jinbutsu Kunichika hitsu" (人物国周筆): characters/figures painted by Kunichika
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Here is some background about what was taken into consideration

The scene belongs to the play
"Jiraiya G˘ketsu Monogatari" ("the H e r o i c T a l e s of Jiraiya") which premiered the 7th lunar month of 1852 at the Kawarasakiza
I've attached two triptychs which might have been the basis for the tate-banko.
Link to the corresponding kabuki play
https://www.kabuki21.com/jiraiya.php

Link to Kunisada triptychs as well as others have been removed because they were blocking the post

Tate-banko/dioramas were complex and designed by talented artists

The tate-banko is dated 1898, Kunichika died in 1900

The publisher Morimoto Junzaburo worked with Kunichika and was editing omocha-e

What better way to honor your mentor than to show


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