Re: Identifying a triptich 2


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (80.217.98.9) on September 19, 2019 at 14:27:40:

In Reply to: Re: Identifying a triptich 2 posted by Erik van Vessem on September 19, 2019 at 08:46:00:

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Yes, it is the signature of Kunichika, reading 豊原国周筆 ("Toyohara Kunichika hitsu"), and the red circle is the Toshidama seal that was very often used by the artists belonging to the Utagawa school.

As for the small rectangular marks close to the signature cartouches, they appear to be identifying the woodcutter. Someone else may be able to tell you who this particular woodcutter was.

The round seal on the left panel looks like a combined date and censor's seal of a type used from 1859 to the mid-1870s, though I haven't been able to identify it.

The round seals on the other panels are the publisher's mark of Yamamura Kanesaburô.


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