Re: Hiroshige 2 Kakemono?

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on September 08, 2014 at 19:19:17:

In Reply to: Re: Hiroshige 2 Kakemono? posted by Philip Jacobs on September 08, 2014 at 01:45:05:

I had closer look at the seal on the fan painting by Hiroshige I that you mentioned (illustrated in T. Clark, Ukiyo-e Paintings in the British Museum, nr. 134, p. 184). This seal reads 'Ryűsai', written in a variant seal script character 'ryű'. The same variant is also on your seal and I mistook it initially for the character 'ki' (cfr. inset).

So, I read your seal now as 'Ryűsai' and not longer as 'Kisai'. Your painting is most probably painted, signed and sealed by Hiroshige II, before 1865. To my knowledge, Hiroshige III did not used the art name 'Ryűsai'.


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