Re: unknown woodcut

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on November 13, 2014 at 14:42:15:

In Reply to: unknown woodcut posted by william on November 12, 2014 at 21:39:23:


It does look like the real thing to me. The signature reads "Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga", and the two censors' seals (Hama and Magomi) indicate that it was published between 1849 and 1851. Yoshifuji (1828-1887) was a pupil of Kuniyoshi.

Apparently the print belongs to a series, but the series title (above) is somewhat difficult to interpret. Another copy of the print was discussed on this board in November 2007 (see the thread "about yppôsai yoshifuji ga" in archive #7: ), and Guy and I agreed that the title reads "Tôto hana kurabe" ("Comparisons of flowers in the Eastern capital").

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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