Re: Identifying the artist

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Posted by Horst Graebner ( on April 11, 2022 at 21:59:45:

In Reply to: Identifying the artist posted by Jeremy Miller on April 11, 2022 at 19:23:54:

The print is by Kunisada I, here signing "Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga". It's one sheet of a kabuki multisheet composition, most probably the left sheet of a triptych (I don't know the other sheets).
Depcited is Sawamura Chōjūrō V as "x x x jitsuha [=actually] Jūzaburo" (x x x 実ハ重三郎) [partially read] in the play "Kōshoku Shimada monogatari", performed at the Ichimura theatre, Edo, in 3/1850. Publisher is Jōshūya Kinzō, censor seals are Mera and Murata.

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