Re: Please help ID beautiful triptych


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Posted by Horst Graebner (178.4.67.200) on June 25, 2021 at 17:28:17:

In Reply to: Please help ID beautiful triptych posted by Edward Peter on June 23, 2021 at 21:17:46:

The artist is Kunisada I; here signing “kiō Toyokuni ga“(喜翁豊国画). It’s a kabuki triptych. The rigth sheet of your image belongs to the left side (watch the tree trunk on the ride side, matching to the left side of the actor with the bow).
Depicted are (from left) Sawamura Tanosuke III (woman), Sawamura Tosshō II (man with bow) and Bandō Hikosaburō V as Karaito (からいと), Kyō no Jirō (京の二郎) and Kiyo? no Kanja (清xノ冠者) in the play “Sano keizu Soga no gosho zome“, performed at the Nakamura theatre in Edo. Date seal should be 1/1862 (not exact readable); publisher is Iseya Kanekichi.
Horst


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