Please can you help me identify artist

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Please can you help me identify artist


Would love to know who the artist is and maybe a link to some more information about him . I saw that a Japanese company used him on their web site.


Thank you

  • Horst

    The print is by Kunisada I, here signing "ki-ō Toyokuni ga". It's part of a kabuki multisheet composition (most probably a triptych). Depicted is Seki Hanasuke IV as Sobaya (?) Katsugi.
    It's an ireki (reused print with different actor; name and face); the first version depicts Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Sobaya (?) Katsugi in the play "Sukeroku yukari no Edo zakura" performed at the Ichimura theatre.
    For which performance your print was made is unknown.
    The date seal on the print with Uzaemon is 3/1862. Publisher (both prints) is Tsujiokaya Bunsuke.

    • helloworld

      Amazing thank you! I just bought a print of this and love it! Will post a picture and maybe you can help me see if they are the same?

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