Re: image and signature identification


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Posted by Alec W. (204.183.95.254) on October 16, 2018 at 17:02:50:

In Reply to: image and signature identification posted by Dorothy Woll on October 16, 2018 at 05:29:41:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/uploads/scaled/d80fe51e516ce8d8c4ba384c26d8d2f3.jpg

The signature is Hokusai's, signing 卍老人筆 ("Manji Rojin hitsu"). I think the smaller text indicates that he was 89 years old at the time.

I haven't been able to find any publication information related to this design, and I'm not even sure if the design was intended as a print at all, or if it was executed as a scroll painting and then later published in print form?

See also this scroll paining with a closely-related design at the MFA:

http://educators.mfa.org/asia/tea-kettle-raccoon-painting-executed-upside-down-16053


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