Utagawa Yoshitora, active ca. 1836-1887
Onoe Tamizo as the Footman (Yakko) Ranpei
(Yakko Ranpei, Ogami Tamizo, Shomyo)
signed Yoshitora ga, with publisher's seal Sho, Kinshodo (Ebisuya Shoshichi), censor and date seal, aratame inu ju (year of the dog , 10th month), and carver's seal Horiko Ryuza, 1862
oban tate-e 14 1/4 by 9 1/2 in., 36.1 by 24.2 cm
Although there is no series title on the print itself, this okubi-e must be from a collaborative series, Kinshodo-ban yakusha okubi-e (Kinshodo's Large-Head Actor Portraits) by Utagawa Yoshitora and his teacher, Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) published by Ebisuya Shoshochi (Kinshodo) in 1862.
Andreas Marks, Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium, 2011, p. 112
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (mfa.org), accession no. 11.16262 (similar impression)
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