Posted by Alec W. (184.108.40.206) on November 16, 2021 at 21:58:56:
In Reply to: 3 unkown cartouches in Utagawa's print posted by francis on November 16, 2021 at 20:22:46:
The seal to the upper right is "shita-uri" シタ賣. This seal is discussed extensively in Marks, but the short version is that it's a regulation-related seal whose exact purpose is unclear, but was used exclusively on actor prints from 1850-1853.
The lower-right seal ("kichi, izutsuya" 吉/井筒屋) is the seal of publisher Izutsuya Shōkichi 井筒屋庄吉 (Marks 21-060).
The bottom seal is a carver seal reading "Hori Mino" 彫巳の.
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