Re: Unknown print 2

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Posted by Alec W. ( on February 05, 2020 at 15:34:51:

In Reply to: Re: Unknown print 2 posted by manuD on February 05, 2020 at 08:11:25:

I think the seal is not that of Tsutaya Kichizō, but rather that of a reprint publisher...

A print on Fuji Arts with the same seal is described by them as belonging to Hosukaku Publishing house:

"Hosukaku produced shin-hanga designs as well as reprints by the great ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro, Eishi, and Toyokuni I. The print is sealed with the Hosukaku seal of a bellflower beneath triple mountains, and was produced prior to 1923, as the Hosukaku print shop was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake."

On the other hand, the reprint publishers page in GUDJ shows this seal paired with another under the heading "大阪の脇田版" ("Wakita(?) Publishing of Osaka").

Perhaps those two pieces of information refer to the same publisher under different names, or perhaps the info is conflicting. I couldn't find useful confirmation for either.

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