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Artist: Utagawa Hirosada (歌川広貞)

Print: The actor Enjaku (延若) with a poem card

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Dates: circa 1845,created
Dimensions: 7.0 in,10.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

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The poem card appears to bear the signature 延若 "Enjaku." The actor Jitsukawa Enjaku I 実川延若 or 實川延若 held this name from the 3rd lunar month of 1863 to September 1885. Hirosada died in 1864, so it's possible this is an 1863 or 64 design? Or some other actor named Enjaku? The actor's mon is an eight-twisted cord encircling a stylized EN (see similar Enjaku II mon at kabuki21.com/tawaramachi.php

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Utagawa Hirosada (歌川広貞) (artist)