Re: Supposed Masanobu Okumura

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on December 15, 2016 at 15:45:40:

In Reply to: Supposed Masanobu Okumura posted by Mackenzie Boileau on December 14, 2016 at 00:02:50:

It's indeed a print designed by Okumura Masanobu but the actor's name is Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II (1703-74), here in a kabuki role.
The print is a hand colored 'urushi-e' (lacquer picture), signed 'Nihon gak˘ Okumura Masanobu sh˘hitsu'and published in the 1720s by Okumura Genroku (Kakujud˘).

Could well be an original although faithful early Showa era (1930s) reproductions are available.

Best thing to do is to contact a museum that has a staff familiar with ukiyo-e (Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Boston, Harvard Art Museum....).


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