Re: Woodblock artist identification


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Posted by Guy Pepermans (84.197.53.216) on November 15, 2020 at 16:21:38:

In Reply to: Woodblock artist identification posted by Preben on November 15, 2020 at 14:22:28:

The signature reads 'Kchr Yoshiume ga' (香朝樓芳梅画) with hand shaped seal.
Nakajima Yoshiume (中島芳梅, 1819-1879) was an Osaka artist working during the 1840s-50s. The print is a page or part of an album/series 'Utai hyakuban shiki no nagame' (謡百番四季詠, 'One Hundred Noh theater Lyrics, Scenes of the Four Seasons), published in 1846. The depicted courstesan is Ushiwaka (牛若).

Guy.


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