Re: Unknown print


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Posted by Horst Graebner (178.4.30.211) on April 22, 2022 at 09:52:12:

In Reply to: Unknown print posted by Mungo on April 22, 2022 at 01:38:56:

The print is by Kunisada I, here signing "Toyokuni ga". It's the center sheet of a half-length actor print. Depicted is Kataoka Gatō/Gadō II as Yoshitomo Yasukata (actor and role name not named on the print) in the play "Hanano no tsuki uto hitofushi", performed at the Nakamura theatre, Edo.
Publisher is Ōtaya Takichi and date 8/1859.
The complete triptych is in the database of the National Musems Scotland, accession numbers A.1887.745.56.16, A.1887.745.56.17 and A.1887.745.56.18 (https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/collection-search-results/ , go to "advanced search" for searching by number).
Horst


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