Kunisada is being responsible for the
figures and Hiroshige for the landscapes and
still-lifes in this series.
Rappard-Boon writes to it: "A series designed by
Kunisada and Hiroshige for the publisher
Fujiokaya Keijiro, who gives his address on the
prints as Tori Aburacho. The prints have a
landscape, probably near the restaurants, and a
still-life above. Below an actor in a stage
role. The title is in a black cartouche in the
upper-right-hand corner. The roles are difficult
to identify. The series was designed 1852-1853.
Suzuki, 1971, p193 mentions 49 prints"
(Hiroshige and the Utagawa school, Amsterdam,
1984, p 98f).
A Japanese reprint of this set from 1979 includes 50 prints and a full
discription of all these prints.
From Kimberly Norman I got all the
informations recorded in this book. Many thanks!
And also many thanks to Bogdan Prosciewicz who
helps idendifieing the actors.
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