Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Onoe Matsusuke II (尾上松助) in court robes, holding a fan

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Dates: circa 1811 - 1814,created
Dimensions: 10.125 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Kunisada ga (国貞画)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
(Marks 391 - seal 01-008)
Censor seal: kiwame
Gyōji censor seal: Waka

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Physical description:

The dating of this print is based on the kiwame censor's seal accompanied by the Waka gyōji seal of Wakasaya Yoichi, an official from the publisher's guild. This also represents one of the earliest known Kunisada prints, from the beginning of his decades long and distinguished career.

The actor's name is another clue. Matsusuke II held this name from 11/1809 to 10/1814.