Posted by Noel Chiappa (188.8.131.52) on December 22, 2010 at 19:27:40:
In Reply to: Is this a print by Eichi ? posted by Preben on December 22, 2010 at 18:45:33:
"Is this an original Eichi or?"
I don't see an artist named "Eichi" listed in "Images from the Floating World", by Lane, which has a fairly complete list. This signature does look very much like some I have images of for Eishi (1756-1829), though.
It does seem likely to be an original print (going by the colours, etc), although without seeing it in person I cannot be extremely sure.
"If anybody could translate the text in the upper section of the print, that would be great!"
Too hard for me - it's in script which is somewhere between gyōsho and sōsho, and thus beyond my powers!
"What is the date of this print?"
Well, it has a 'kiwame' censor seal, but that doesn't say much - it was in use from 1790 to 1845. Going by the colours, style, etc I would guess '1790s'.
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