Posted by Alec W. (188.8.131.52) on June 20, 2020 at 21:47:33:
In Reply to: Interested in identifying artist / prove posted by Amy on June 20, 2020 at 04:49:20:
This is a little speculative, but I think the name in the signature may be "Seudō" せうどう, which is a name used by an artist also known as "Shōdō" 蕉堂. This artist did illustrations for a few novels around 1896-1901. "Seudō" signatures and seals that I have seen are all written せう堂, using the common kanji 堂 for "dō", but a "fully-spelled-out" variation seems plausible enough to me.
The seal here is pretty hard to make out, but possibly it is "Shōdō" 蕉堂.
Here's an example of a "Seudō" signature from an 1896 novel:
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