Re: Help to identify fan


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on September 03, 2020 at 05:13:24:

In Reply to: Help to identify fan posted by Linda on September 02, 2020 at 10:31:37:

This fan and the one you posted earlier both bear signatures reading "Hiroshige" (the previous one the slightly more verbose "Hiroshige hitsu", "painted by Hiroshige"). This one also has what I take to be an artist's seal reading "Tōkaidō" 東海堂. But there are no date or censor seals to help pin down *which* Hiroshige.

Both prints also bear the seal of a publisher identified by Marks as Izumiya 和泉屋 (seal: "naka" 中). Of the four publication entries given by Marks, the first is for unserialized fan prints by Hiroshige and Kunisada -- so possibly that is what you have here, fan prints by Hiroshige I. Unfortunately I have not found other images of any of these designs, so it's hard to be completely certain.

-A


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