Posted by Alec W. (184.108.40.206) on May 28, 2020 at 19:18:31:
In Reply to: Re: Print in bad shape - artist still id posted by manuD on May 28, 2020 at 08:21:01:
I read that possible signature the same as you, manuD, with the caveat that the last kanji seems damaged and may or may not be 筆. The only reference I can find to a possible "Koryō" 古陵 is the otherwise unidentified signature on a frontispiece illustration in this book (p. 7):
But I doubt that's connected. Rather, I think the more salient detail is the publisher, or rather the fact that the publisher is identified as being located in Toyama ("Toyama-shi Kyōshin-dō" 富山市 共進堂). The Toyama print publishing market, focused mainly on low-cost prints meant to be given away with some other product (like medicine), was mostly lacking in identifiable artists -- I only know of Matsuura Moriyoshi 松浦守美 and Otake Kunikazu 尾竹国一, and I can't connect a name like "Koryō" 古陵 to either of them.
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