Re: unknown artist

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on January 23, 2016 at 23:51:21:

In Reply to: Re: unknown artist posted by francis on January 23, 2016 at 22:03:48:

No, you've misunderstood me. The problem with your image was that the actual print covered less than half of the picture area. Furthermore you took the photo from an angle that deformated the print. The ukiyo-e search tool can't handle these deviations, and consequently it won't find any matches.

Above is an illustration of what you could expect to find with a picture like yours compared to my edited version of your picture. This was done with Google's picture searching tool. John Resig's ukiyo-e search tool probably doesn't work in exactly the same way, but I'm sure it can't handle the colour and shape of the green surface behind your print any better than the Google tool.

However, since you mention it: if you don't get a match in John's database for a triptych, it's a good idea to try the panels separately, as single sheets from triptychs rather often can be found in museum collections.

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