Re: Identification Japanese print

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on March 04, 2019 at 16:19:05:

In Reply to: Re: Identification Japanese print posted by Gustavo on March 03, 2019 at 20:09:14:

Gustavo (and Alec),

I am pleased to see that I was right. :-) It is indeed Keisai Eisen's signature. Possibly it's the very first picture in a shunga series.

Above is a very similar print by Eisen with an only partially visible title; "Abuna-e genji monogatari" (危絵源氏物語 - "Risqué picture of the Tale of Genji"

The presence of a signature in Gustavo's print, together with the absence of publisher's and censor's seals, makes me believe it is a later reproduction, however.

Perhaps someone can interpret the title of the book they are reading - it doesn't seem to be the Tale of Genji in this case.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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