Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on June 12, 2020 at 22:23:18:
In Reply to: Re: Unknown Triptych posted by Alec W. on June 12, 2020 at 21:31:25:
I found the artist! I was on the right track, just needed to follow a couple more leads...
The artist is Kasai Hōsai 笠井 鳳斎, a student of Yoshitoshi in the 1880s. He was a somewhat prolific book illustrator from about 1896-1905.
See, for comparison, the signature on this frontispiece illustration from the novel "Fukumi giyū-den" 福見義勇伝 (1897):
Other (Japanese-language) references for the artist:
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