Re: Help identify artist

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on February 22, 2017 at 14:55:09:

In Reply to: Help identify artist posted by James Baker on February 18, 2017 at 18:55:01:


Nobody seems to have any information on your print, and it's not very easy to figure out what it is.

The style of drawing would point to the early decades of the 19th century - possibly towards Eizan or one of Utamaro's pupils - but the colours and most of all the absence of any writing or seals suggest a much later publishing date. A print like this one that was issued in the 19th century, would normally carry a title, a signature, a publisher's mark and some sign of approval from the censors.

Consequently I believe that this is a fairly modern restrike of an much earlier original print, or even some kind of pastiche.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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