Posted by Lu-Lu on December 10, 2002 at 07:05:46:
In Reply to: Who's this Osaka artist? posted by Theo de Kreijger on December 09, 2002 at 16:57:35:
The signature reads "Ikkei-sai Yoshi-iku".
Yoshiiku, also Ochiai Yoshiiku, (1833-1904) was a pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. He drew many illustrations for the newspaper in the Meiji period and was known as the pioneer of news illustation.
: Dear all,
: Last year I found this print of a courtisane (onagata?) for auction at eBay. I didn't buy it, but stored the image in the "unknown" section. And it's still there and it's really bugging me! My guess is that this oban print was designed by an Osaka artist somewhere about the 1820s/1830s. The signature looks something like "I...sai Shun... Ga.
: Is there someone who can reveal the identity of this artist?!?
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