of a kabuki actor. I think the artist is Kunichika, and the print is set somewhere on the Tôkaidô Road. At the top of the page is a
-- I'm hoping someone can read this, or otherwise identify any hints about the location, actor and character. (Two more translatable things inside)
Here is the signature cartouche
. Based on similar signatures elsewhere, I think it's Toyohara Kunichika. Possibly Hiroshige III did the landscape section behind the actor?
On the left side there is this additional line of text
. Any ideas what that says?
I think it's from the same series as these prints (see below) at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which are described as part of "the series The Tôkaidô Road: One Look Worth a Thousand Ryô
(Tôkaidô hitome senryô)".
I think each print in the series is set at a different station/town along the Tôkaidô Road, so landscape features might be helpful in identifying it if the text doesn't. Here's a list of some locations along the Tokaido Road
. (I think that list is not comprehensive, because there are supposed to be 53 stations. But if the print looks like one of those locations to you, please let me know!)
(Examples of other prints in that series: Print set at Hakone
?; print set at Ishiyakushi
?; print set at Shôno
?; print set at Fuchû
?; print set at Minakuchi
?; print set at Sakanoshita
I haven't found a comprehensive listing of the prints in the series anywhere online, and have only found two others listed anywhere. So links to other prints in the series, or info about the series, would be great too.