Re: Identification

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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson ( on September 27, 2019 at 15:36:04:

In Reply to: Re: Identification posted by manuD on September 27, 2019 at 09:59:57:

>>>Compare the signatures of Toyokuni I and II on Alec Wood's website (url in the header of this page), this might convince you that it is the former<<<

Well, it certainly doesn't convince me, I'll have to say. When I began studying ukiyo-e prints about 50 years ago, one of the first things I learnt was that you could identify the signature of Toyokuni II (aka Toyoshige) through the zigzag-shape of the lower half of the toyo character(豊).

Later I have noticed that some prints from the later years of Toyokuni I also carry signatures with a similarly shaped toyo character, but in the absence of other means of identification I would still suggest that Jan's print is probably the work of Toyokuni II.

Best regards,
Hans Olof

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