Posted by Alec W. (126.96.36.199) on June 12, 2020 at 21:31:25:
In Reply to: Unknown Triptych posted by Justine on June 11, 2020 at 12:29:34:
I have located another print in the same series that is signed by Yōsai Nobukazu 楊斎延一, but I don't recognize the signature on yours at all.
The other design:
This other design bears a publication date of Meiji 29 (1896). It's a little hard to see the date on yours, but I think it says Meiji 30 (1897). I haven't managed to find any information on the series to speak of -- it's not listed in Marks, nor is it mentioned on the Wikipedia entries for either Nobukazu or the series publisher, Hasegawa Sonokichi 長谷川園吉.
So I see the two most likely possibilities as:
(1) the signature belongs to an obscure student of either Chikanobu or Nobukazu, or
(2) the signature belongs to Nobukazu, but using a different (poorly documented) name.
For what it's worth, the name in the signature appears to me to start with 鳳 (probably read "hō"), but I won't even hazard a guess as to the second kanji.
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