Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on September 12, 2020 at 02:47:07:
In Reply to: help on print posted by Cristina on September 06, 2020 at 12:16:31:
I believe this is a "kuchi-e" design -- a frontispiece illustration from a novel or literary magazine. These mostly date to roughly 1885 to 1910, give or take.
I'm not 100% sure, but the text on the "turning page" might be a signature reading "恒久画", probably "Tsunehisa ga" ("drawn by Tsunehisa").
The trouble is that I don't know of an artist working under that name. There *were* a number of artists with "Tsune-" names that did this sort of work; they were mostly or all students of Inano Toshitsune 稲野年恒 (1858-1907), so perhaps this is work by an obscure student of his?
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