Posted by Hans Olof Johansson on June 27, 1998 at 11:17:12:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Remaining mystery posted by Stefan Stenudd on June 27, 1998 at 02:13:19:
: Then I wonder, which Yoshi could it be that the De Young Museum presents with a print as Ichi Yoshichika?
My comment on Yoshichika/Yoshiiku was perhaps much too brief.
Dr. Illing is perfectly right, of course: Kuniyoshi did have a little known pupil by the name of Yoshichika. According to my Japanese reference books, the second part of his name (chika) is written with another Chinese character than the second character of Yoshiiku´s name, though.
Apparently, some early Western collectors misread Yoshiiku´s name as Yoshichika; hence this confusion that still seems to prevail even in museum catalogues.
The De Young print clearly bears the signature of Ikkeisai Yoshiiku, and as far as I can tell, this is a work by him and not by anyone else. I haven't been able to decipher the date seal, but it seems to be early or mid-1870s.
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