Re: Date?


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Posted by Horst Graebner (178.4.26.107) on April 08, 2022 at 10:21:59:

In Reply to: Date? posted by Rick Wilk on April 07, 2022 at 23:15:09:

Depicted is the sumō wrestler Koyanagi Tsunekichi (小柳常吉) who was in the makuuchi league (senior league) since 1840 and used this name from 1837 to 1856.
The print has a kiwame seal and the publisher is "unidentified Daikokuya".
Since Kunisada almost never depicted wrestlers of the second division before the tenpō reforms, the print must be from the period 1840 to 1842.
Horst


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