Re: title of this kunichika print?


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on September 15, 2020 at 04:32:44:

In Reply to: title of this kunichika print? posted by Judy Hahn on September 14, 2020 at 23:02:57:

I can't decipher the title -- it starts with "當" but that's all I've got.

But the block cutter is Katada Chōjirō, sealing "Katada Hori Chō" 片田彫長. Based on a quick scan of MFA Boston's holdings, it looks like Chōjirō was active as a carver from about 1862-1873, though I see a couple of items from 1879. In later years he was a publisher.

https://collections.mfa.org/advancedsearch/Objects/peopleSearch%3AKatada%20Ch%C3%B4jir%C3%B4%20%28Hori%20Ch%C3%B4%29

Of possible interest, here's a Kunisada II print with the same sun-moon-flowers cutout motif:

https://collections.mfa.org/objects/464085/

-A


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