Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on June 20, 2020 at 20:19:43:
In Reply to: How to read Sadatoshi’s go name posted by Horst Graebner on June 20, 2020 at 09:21:30:
Wow, no, I have never seen this gō before, nor do I see any record of it in the scant reference material I can find on the artist.
I'm inclined to read the middle kanji as 鶯/鴬, probably read "ō". That first kanji is such an unusual one I'm not sure what to think. I don't see a single name using it listed in GUDJ, nor anywhere on Ukiyo-e bunken shiryōkan.
If I had to hazard a guess, I would follow the pattern of the Kuniyioshi gō "Chō-ō-rō" 朝桜楼, and say that the name is "Shō-ō-rō" 棈鴬楼, but as I say, that is just a guess.
Interesting find! Would love to know more about the design it appears on if you are able to share...
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