Re: info on actor toy print


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on March 02, 2021 at 04:49:55:

In Reply to: info on actor toy print posted by Judy Hahn on February 28, 2021 at 22:21:48:

The artist is Utagawa Kunifuku 歌川 国福, and the publisher is Kiya Sōjirō 木屋宗次郎, as confirmed by the address (in Bakurochō yonchōme). The date/censor seal is too small in the photo for me to get a firm ID on it, but definitely in the 1859-1863 range.

The title, I believe, is "Shinpan tsujiura awase" 新板辻占合, which I think would be "Comparison of fortune slips, new edition".

Here's a very similar piece by Kunichika from some years later, entitled "Shinpan yakusha tsujiura" 新板役者辻占:

https://www.dh-jac.net/db/nishikie/arcUP8060/portal/

-A


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