Re: Any information on this print please


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on May 23, 2020 at 17:57:55:

In Reply to: Any information on this print please? posted by David B. on May 23, 2020 at 10:27:20:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/uploads/scaled/c215dde777b03a6d362bf8090ecbf2a9.jpg

The signature belongs to Osaka-based print designer Yoshitaki, signing "ōju Yoshitaki ga" 應需 芳瀧画.

I don't know who the depicted figure is, but, given the striped poles, blue backdrop, and girthy physique, I take him to be a wrestler.

Here's another Yoshitaki sumo-themed print that has some similar elements:

http://www.hankyu-bunka.or.jp/archive/?app=shiryo&mode=detail&data_id=206963

-A


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