Re: Kunichika cover on kabuki progra


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.192) on January 27, 2022 at 22:58:59:

In Reply to: Re: Kunichika cover on kabuki program? posted by Judy first story on January 26, 2022 at 21:21:10:

Of possible interest, the signature on this page reads "Sansei Kiyotada hitsu" 三世 清忠筆, seal "Nanryō" 南陵. Given the date and seal, this is clearly Torii Kiyotada IV -- I have been unable to get clarity on the discrepancy in number, but I have to assume that the numbering used by scholars today is just different than that used by the artists themselves, perhaps akin to the Toyokuni line.

In any event, the signature on the second image appears to read "Kunsai Kiyotada hitsu" 薫斎 清忠筆, employing a gō used only by Kiyotada IV.

-A


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