Re: Print

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on July 02, 2014 at 21:46:53:

In Reply to: Print posted by Pat on June 28, 2014 at 23:37:33:


It appears to be an early print designed by Yoshitora. Generally this artist is said to have been active about 1850-1880, but the circular censor's seal looks like kiwame, which would date it to 1842 or earlier.

Apparently it's a print from a series of bijin, beautiful women. A similar print (see above) is available online at and dated by Amherst College to c 1865. It doesn't carry any censor's seal, which would also be consistent with a date before 1843, but normally not with a publishing date in the 1860s.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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