Posted by manuD (126.96.36.199) on March 30, 2020 at 13:39:19:
In Reply to: Undated, unsigned -- supposedly Katsukaw posted by Uve Svensson on March 30, 2020 at 09:48:44:
The defects bottom left suggest this is washi paper. Did the ink bleed through the paper?
The frame and the size of the print both indicate that this is a page from an ehon,
The man wears a kanmuri 冠, which is appropriate for formal events, like this portrait. The gauze ribbon (called ei 纓) has a different name and meaning, depending on whether it is rolled, straight up, or hanging down, or is replaced by two strings. Here, the headwear is a suiei kanmuri (垂纓 冠), which is worn by the emperor and civil officials. There is a ritual baton (shaku 笏) in his right hand, in principle held vertically, the wide end up.
All these details show that the artist was careful in designing the portrait. So it is not likely to be a quick print for tourists.
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