Re: Help identifying?


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Posted by Lucienne (85.3.77.67) on November 27, 2021 at 18:19:17:

In Reply to: Help identifying? posted by DavidK on November 27, 2021 at 03:09:01:

Artist : Toyohara kunichika here signing
Toyohara Kunichika hitsu 豊原国周筆
See signature samples
http://www.myjapanesehanga.com/home/artists/kunichika-toyohara-1835-1900-

Date: 1867, 2nd month

Actors :
Arashi Eizaburo 嵐栄三郎
Moved from Osaka to Edo in 1867, travelling with Arashi Rikaku
https://www.kabuki21.com/shijaku.php#s3

Arashi Rikaku III 嵐璃珏
2nd lunar month of 1867: Rikaku left Osaka and went to Edo. He changed the writing of his first name:
Original writing for Rikaku 璃珏
New writing 璃鶴https://www.kabuki21.com/gonjuro1.php

Bowing to the audience at the Nakamura theater 1867, 2nd month (probably first appearance in Edo)

Data based on
https://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/dglib/collections/view_detail_nishikie?did=430&kw=%25E8%258A%25B3%25E5%25B9%25BE&division=search&class=nishikie

Found a copy of your print here
https://www.catawiki.com/fr/l/34781695-gravure-originale-sur-bois-toyohara-kunichika-1835-1900-shini-e-memorial-portrait-of-actor-arashi-ri-and-arashi-eizaburo-japon-1867
Neither of the actors portrayed died in 1867 so it cannot be a shini-e.




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