Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (184.108.40.206) on October 06, 2019 at 12:34:38:
In Reply to: Info on print series posted by Maddy McBride on October 05, 2019 at 18:15:38:
Some of your prints show fragments of Japanese text in the upper margin. Hopefully the rest of the text is just hidden by mattings and not cut off. A good close-up of this text would probably help us identify the artist.
The text should be read from right to left, and above is my interpretation of a few of the Japanese characters: "-ya Jirô" (屋二郎), which could be a part of a publisher's name. The middle character could also be 三: "-ya Saburô" (屋三郎).
I'm sure that the experts in Japanese writing will be able to extract more from the text fragments.
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