Posted by Noel Chiappa (220.127.116.11) on February 19, 2011 at 03:48:45:
So, what month is that on the censor seal shown here? (The year is 'Rat', obviously.)
A number of sources (including Frank Turk, "Prints of Japan", pg. 283; Richard Lane, "Images From the Floatind World", pg. 213) claim it is the 7th month.
Another source, James Self, Nobuko Hirose, "Japanese Art Signatures" - you can see their table here:
gives it as the 11th month.
Just to make things more confusing, some museums list this as 10th month, such as the Tsubouchi Museum at Waseda University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, for example this print:
list it as the 10th month!
So, what is it? Anyone? Everyone?
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