(i.e., death/memorial) print of
Iwai Hanshiro IV published by
Edo-ya Matsugoro in 1836.
An expert wrote to
me to inform me that he knows of five different shini-e by Kuniyoshi
dedicated to the actor Iwai Hanshiro IV, but all published by different
publishers. For me this says something not only about the
popularity of an actor who was truly going to be missed, but also about the
popularity of the artist Kuniyoshi.