Re: Unknown Meiji artist

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Posted by Alec W. ( 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:

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:


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:

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


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