Re: Interesting Signature Cartouche - as


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Posted by Guy Pepermans (91.176.210.92) on June 23, 2014 at 16:44:19:

In Reply to: Interesting Signature Cartouche - assist posted by Irwin on June 22, 2014 at 23:31:35:

Irwin,

Here is another copy of this triptych. This Utagawa Kuniaki (dates ?) was a direct pupil of Kunimasa IV/Kunisada III.

Direct link:
http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/dglib/collections/view_detail_nishikie.do;jsessionid=C7F5C949E91D30EBC1BE21294CCC294B?istart=all&iselect=%E3%81%93&did=470&division=collections&trace=detail&class=nishikie&type=title

The suffix 'hoga' (sometimes also used as a prefix) is found in earlier prints and ehon indicating the artist who designed the insert ('by interpolation'). Strangely, in the colophon of some ehon I encountered, just one illustrating artist is mentioned with the suffix 'hoga' - p.e. Hokusai hoga', without trace of a further 2nd illustrator.
In this case, Kuniaki could have designed the background.

Guy.




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