Posted by Noel Chiappa (188.8.131.52) on December 18, 2013 at 03:01:04:
In Reply to: unknown print posted by Thomas on December 17, 2013 at 21:00:07:
I agree, the signature looks like "Hiroshige"; the second character is pretty definitely "shige".
However, I am pretty sure there is no way this is a Hiroshige. (Unless it's, like, Hiroshige III.)
What happened a lot in the WWI-WWII period is that publishers took prints by other artists and stuck a 'Hiroshige' signature on them, to increase their salability. That's probably what happened here.
It will be very difficult to tell who the actual artist is.
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