Re: Woodblock print signature


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Posted by Alec W. (204.183.95.254) on July 11, 2018 at 23:11:29:

In Reply to: Woodblock print signature posted by Yelly on July 11, 2018 at 22:20:09:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/uploads/scaled/e14d359bb9019be2d522f69faa980922.jpghttps://data.ukiyo-e.org

The signature reads 「西川祐信」 ("Nishikawa Sukenobu").

Here's a 1927 postcard version of the same design in the collection of the MFA:

https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/434483

I'm guessing it's a 20th-century adaptation of a design from an old "ehon" book, like this one:

https://ukiyo-e.org/image/mfa/sc200466


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