Re: Unknown Meiji artist


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on August 17, 2020 at 04:35:20:

In Reply to: Re: Unknown Meiji artist posted by manuD on August 16, 2020 at 08:48:20:

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Thanks, manuD -- I agree, I like your transcription better. Unfortunately, I'm having no more luck connecting that name to an artist than my first guess!

With respect to the text of the colophon, unfortunately I think there's no artist information there. Here's my transcription:

明治三十二年三月七日印刷
同年今月十日発行
画作印刷
兼発行者
東京市浅草区神吉町拾壱番地
中山仙三助

I think that's just (1, 2) publication-related dates, (3, 4) a couple of stock phrases related to the publisher's activities, (5) the publisher's address, and (6) the publisher's name.

I've just come across another similar design in a similar style from the same year, but from a different publisher and bearing a different (unfamiliar) signature:

https://digitalmuseum.rekibun.or.jp/edohaku/app/collection/detail?id=0112000517

I guess there was a short-lived "micro-genre" of such prints being issued by artists not closely connected ukiyo-e?

-A


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