Re: Unknown print1

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Posted by Guy Pepermans@ ( on December 18, 2014 at 15:01:32:

In Reply to: Unknown print1 posted by Mikael on December 18, 2014 at 11:00:53:

In spite of its poor condition, this is a very interesting and early Kamigata kappazuri-e (stencil print) titled 'Ooeyama' (大江山) and signed 'Hotta ga' (堀田画). The artist is the Kyoto based print designer and illustrator Hotta Yukinaga (Renzan), active late 18th, early 19th century. The publisher's seal 'Sumikichi han' (墨吉版) refers to the publisher Sumiya Kichibei, active ca. 1796-1812 (Marks: publisher 495; seal 25-515).

I think this must be a scene from the 'Ooeyama Shuten douji' - taking place in the Sumitoshi Taisha temple in Osaka.

I'm not sure if the print was to be sold in Osaka or was rather intended for the Kyoto public.

Date: beginning of Bunka (1804-10).


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