Re: Seven Woodblock prints

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Posted by hess on June 11, 1999 at 20:18:21:

In Reply to: Seven Woodblock prints posted by Rebecca Bromley on May 31, 1999 at 22:16:13:

: My father brought back from Japan in 1951 seven woodblock prints. They appear either to all be by the same artist or two artists. They are mostly landscapes with small figures. All prints are horizontal. They had titles on the back and also numbers. Part of a series? Titles are: The River Jabo *, The Snow Scene of Giou Shrine, The Golden Pavillion *; Perhaps another artist: The Willow by Outlet Shimbara, The Temple of Kegoserezu, Cherry Blossoms of Azasheyaima, Sudden Shower at Riverside of Talaso. If I understand correctly, the prints marked with an asterisk had the same printer. I do not think these are originals. To the left of each print is a vertical series of characters in pencil. Who is the artist (s)? Thanks for your help. Rebecca

without any photos or signature, my guess would be Tokuriki Tomikichiro simply because he was the predominate maker of "tourist" prints of that period (post WWII-1960). the vast majority of "unidentified artist" images of "typical" Japanese prints are usually his work as both he and the printers of his work were incredibly prolific and managed to flood all the areas frequented by Westerners with these prints.
of course, this is an educated guess (none of your
titles appear in my reference library), and i would be happy to tell you exactly who the artist is when you supply me with photos of these prints and the artist(s) signatures.

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