Posted by Marc Kahn (184.108.40.206) on June 15, 2014 at 05:45:49:
In Reply to: Re: Unidentified shin-hanga posted by Max Heim on June 15, 2014 at 04:09:01:
I'm pretty sure that the first character (of two) in the seal (on the right half) is "sakura" which is the Japanese word for "cherry". The second character (on the left) leaves me cold.
I've looked for reference to a shin-hanga artist whose name starts with that character, but the well is dry.
My best guess is that your print is a knock-off of the Sozan print that you found, with a "house name" in the seal instead of a real artist name.
Hope this helps. If you find an artist whose name starts with that character, please post here.
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