Posted by Alec W. (188.8.131.52) on March 29, 2019 at 13:41:27:
I noticed a slightly-odd-looking inscription on a Yoshikata print in the collection of the Tokyo Metro Library, and was curious if anyone had an explanation for it. Right next to the signature on the left sheet of a "bird's eye" triptych it reads (according to TML):
Something along the lines of "by request of teacher Gountei", I think? The only artist I'm aware of using the gō "五雲亭" was Sadahide, and I'm not aware that Yoshikata had any relationship to him. Perhaps just a bit of humor relating to Yoshikata's dabbling in a genre that Sadahide was famous for?
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