Posted by Noel Chiappa (126.96.36.199) on December 21, 2010 at 00:19:56:
In Reply to: help identifying prints posted by Erica on December 18, 2010 at 07:30:51:
Hi, from the look of this print, I'd say it's from roughly the period 1900-1930; certainly, not much earlier than that.
I looked in several reference books which shows artists' seals from that era, but did not see this one. I would _guess_ that this means that the artist is not someone major (assuming, of course, that that seal is the artist's).
The characters in the seal show up quite clearly; alas, they are in a writing form called 'tensho', a specialized form used only in seals, so I don't recognize them. However, someone who does work with tensho characters should be able to read them for you.
Sorry I couldn't be much help...
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