Posted by Alec W. (18.104.22.168) on July 03, 2019 at 17:41:21:
In Reply to: Woodblock identification posted by Ann Thane on July 03, 2019 at 06:20:55:
This design is cataloged by both Waseda University and Japan Arts Council (links below). Neither offers any artist attribution, but JAC suggests a publication date of 1863-1865.
Given the lack of authorship or publication information on the print (or any censor seals) I would guess that the text probably contains some sort of criticism of government policy. Such open (but anonymous) criticism was much more common during the Bakumatsu than previously.
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