Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on July 28, 2021 at 17:59:38:
In Reply to: Possible Toyokuni I? posted by Nages on July 28, 2021 at 17:16:58:
There is an impression of this catalogued by Hankyu Culture Foundation (0496-02):
It appears to be a diptych with 0496-01:
Hankyu identifies it as a Toyokuni I design from an 1819 theater performance.
That said, see also this 1832 Kunisada diptych, showing the same actor names and roles in a strikingly similar composition:
The difference in dates would imply different actors (Nakamura Shikan I vs II, Bandō Mitsugorō III vs IV). Maybe both sources are correct and these designs are from different performances, but I am suspicious that they may belong to the same performance... I just don't have the expertise to say who is right here.
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