Re: Identification help


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Posted by Lucienne (188.62.117.76) on March 21, 2022 at 16:59:50:

In Reply to: Identification help posted by Phil on March 21, 2022 at 15:29:05:

The artist is Utagawa Kuniyoshi here signing
Ichiyűsai Kuniyoshi ga (一勇斎 國芳 画) in gourd-shaped cartouche with Yoshi Kiri seal
Signature samples
http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Kuniyoshi's%20signatures.htm

Description
In the background Arashi Otohachi III as Rentenb˘ (運天坊) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Princess Terute (てるて姫)

Foreground Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Riyaushi, actually the r˘nin Mido Kotar˘ (漁師浪七実ハ美戸小太郎)

Date: 4th month of 1851

Theater: Nakamuraza

Other prints from the same performance

http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Actor%20triptychs%201851,%20Part%20IV%20(3-7).htm

The censor seals seem to be Mera and ??? (too blury)
as well as the the Shita-uri seal (I/1850-III/1853)



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