Re: need help identufi

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on March 28, 2016 at 13:04:49:

In Reply to: need help identufi posted by anthony graves on March 26, 2016 at 10:59:58:


The artist name on your print most certainly reads Eisen (英泉). The circular mark below the signature would be a censor's seal, probably kiwame, and the oblong mark a publisher's seal.

In some respects it looks like an ordinary bijin print by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), but there are a few peculiarities about it that make me wonder. I don't recall seeing a similar print by him, where his name wasn't followed by the character ga (画), or perhaps hitsu (筆). Also most of his portraits of beauties of this kind carry a title cartouche or a picture inset tying the print to a series.

A good close-up of the signature and the seals would possibly help, and also knowing the size of the print.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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