Re: Help Identifying Artist


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on May 20, 2020 at 18:31:25:

In Reply to: Help Identifying Artist posted by Amy on May 20, 2020 at 17:23:12:

The artist is Katsushika Taito II.

There is an impression of this design in the collection of the Rijksmuseum:

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.45792

They date the design to 1822.

There is a more extensive discussion of this design in Forrer's "Surimono in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam". He gives a descriptive title "Geisha Looking up at a Cuckoo", and identifies the design as belonging to a series devoted to the "Five Annual Festivals". He also discusses conflicting interpretations of the date and season of the design; Mirviss & Carpenter give c. 1833. The poems are identified as the work of Bunchien Naomichi and Bunshinsha Hashizumi.

-A


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