Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on January 18, 2022 at 23:41:33:
In Reply to: Help confirming a block? posted by DavidK on January 18, 2022 at 22:41:01:
Yes, it is from Jiraiya gōketsu monogatari, volume 38.
Here's a scan at Waseda:
Your pages are here, images 31 and 32:
I would be very surprised if your block wasn't used for printing -- why produce such an expensive item and then not use it?
It looks like Kuniyoshi was indeed the artist. A censor seal on a neighboring page is for Man'en 1, 9th month -- late 1860, just a few months before Kuniyoshi died.
Waseda has another copy as well:
One wonders slightly what the block was reused for that it was trimmed in that way, but an interesting item nonetheless!
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