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Artist: Kinoshita Hironobu I (初代木下広信)

Print: A kabuki actor as Watōnai (和藤内)

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Dates: 1865,created
Dimensions: 9.125 in,13.625 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
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Signed: Hironobu ga (広信画)

Related links: Harvard Art Museums; Rijkmuseum - Yoshitaki print with the same series title and from the same date;

Physical description:

Only source on the internet has identified this actor as Onoe Shogyoku, an actor we have been unable to find so far anywhere else.

Possibly from the rare set: "A Comparison of Various Pictures". The first edition was deluxe with tons of metallic inking. Waseda University identifies another print from this series as being from Hana kurabe nishiki no utsushi-e (華競錦写絵). The Japan Arts Council says this dates from the 5/1865.