Re: who is the artist?


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on July 01, 2020 at 18:57:58:

In Reply to: Re: who is the artist? posted by Tobias on July 01, 2020 at 18:28:51:

https://data.ukiyo-e.org/uploads/scaled/b06c73264ad31b4b3949bf31bc32b1ef.jpg

The artist is Utagawa Sadahide, signing "Gyokuransai Sadahide ga" 玉蘭斎貞秀画. The publisher is Hamadaya Tokubei 濱田屋徳兵衛. The "twin" censor seals were used during the period 1847-1853.

MFA Boston appears to have all the pieces of this six-sheet design, though they don't appear to realize that:

The right-most panels:
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/462108/

The left two panels:
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/470883/

Here's a blog post showing the full design:

https://www.gakubuti.net/framart/ukiyoe_art/sadahide-02.html

-A


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