Posted by Horst Graebner (220.127.116.11) on April 29, 2020 at 13:33:37:
In Reply to: Unknown signature posted by Lucienne on April 28, 2020 at 20:48:47:
I’m not sure whether the kanji „桃“ is the correct one; maybe one has another suggestion.
From my email to Lucienne:
>>Kunisada I studied a few years in the 1820s at Hanabusa Ikkei and signed some prints with „Hanabusa Ittai“, a signature he used on a very few prints also in his later years.
But here it isn’t a signature by him but by a student of him, most probably Kunimaro. I know two other prints on which a smaller part is sigend „Hanabusa Itchō/Ichiyo (?) hitsu“ (英一葉筆) and „Ichiyo ega“ (一葉書), both belongs to the series „Kodai imayo kagami“, published 1860 and signed „Toyokuni ga“ and „Kunimaro ga“.
On your print the third kanji of the name [英一(x)] is written in another kind and I can’t find this special kanji.
Either in the internet nor in literature I can find a reference where this pseudonym is confirmed.<<
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