Re: Identify artist?


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (83.252.88.54) on November 10, 2018 at 22:29:03:

In Reply to: Identify artist? posted by Catherine on November 10, 2018 at 16:14:27:

Catherine,

It's a portrait of the courtesan Nanasato (七里) of the Sugata-Ebiya house (姿海老屋), and it was probably published about a hundred years before it was presemted to your grandfather. In the absence of a signature it's very difficult to know by whom it was designed. One would expect a signature, a publisher's mark and perhaps a censor's seal on a print like this. Perhaps these could be covered by the matting?

Best regards,
Hans Olof



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