Re: Help identifying this Tosa Schoo


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Posted by Peter M (74.14.179.152) on March 14, 2019 at 21:41:05:

In Reply to: Re: Help identifying this Tosa School pr posted by Alec W. on March 14, 2019 at 13:40:13:

Thank you Alec W., I've had this print for several years but you are the first to shed some light on it's history. Very exciting.

I followed your link. Yes, the seals are a match and the quail image is of the same style and technique.

The Tokyo National Museum attributes their quail image to Tosa Kazutoki. Wikipedia provides some info on him (a bit a rough when translated to English from Japanese). Seems there are many names used for this artist: Ittoku, Itoku, Tosa Istoki, Ichitoku, Kazutoki. Possibly some of these names are not quite accurate when google-translated?

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%9C%9F%E4%BD%90%E4%B8%80%E5%BE%97

This artist is mostly referred to as being a "painter". Might the image I have be a combination of woodblock printing and hand-painted details?
There's much to indicate it is woodblock printed: baren/burnishing marks on the back, slight bleed-through, wood-grained background, embossed/relief details in the quail, etc.

Hoping to find out more with some additional research.

Thanks again for your help!


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