I found these print along with some other prints I recently bought but I can’t identify them.
For the first one I believe the artist is Utagawa Kunisada II. The print is not in the data base.
To me it looks like people are on the run maybe because of a fire. That would explain why the child wears a hood. In the background there are more people running. What eaxctly is the scne about?
There are also some red spots on the print but also on the margin. Are these part of the design?
The second one is is in the database and shows a scene somewhere outside with a samurai ready to draw his sword. Not sure about the artist. Is it Shunbasai Hokuei?
What is this about and who is the artist?
The third is also not in the database and shows a samurai with some bats flying around him (sorry about the bad picture).
Not sure what I see there and who was the artist? Am also puzzled about the bats. Haven’t seen any on other prints.
The last one is a triptych by I believe Utagawa Kunisada.
What I think I see here are five women based on the hair cuts and the clothes but they carry swords.
Any idea what the scene describes?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.