Signature of Yoshimaru II


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Posted by Boyko Skole (176.106.204.132) on April 06, 2020 at 22:38:46:

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Dear forum members!
This signature is known to belong to Yoshimaru II Utagawa (1844-1907) and is read as Daiensai Yoshimaru [大円斎芳丸]. However, the second hieroglyph "円" that happens in web posts is not at all similar to what we see in the image.
So, I'm interested in reading both the character and the signature as a whole. I appereciate your help very mush.
There is a seal at the end of Yoshimaru's signature. This seal known in Japanese as kiri (桐-Paulownia). His signature comes from a similar crepe print already published on this site. However, my copy is not so pale and better preserved.
See - http://www.ukiyo-e.se/wwwboard/messages/34510.html
A completely identical signature is also on another crepe seal already published on this site.
See - http://www.ukiyo-e.se/wwwboard/messages/34735.html
Thanks in advance


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