Re: Unknown print, help identifying it?


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on December 19, 2020 at 16:29:30:

In Reply to: Unknown print, help identifying it? posted by DavidK on December 18, 2020 at 19:28:16:

I believe the artist is Kojima Katsumi 小島勝美, better known as Tōshū Shōgetsu 東洲勝月, but here signing with a gō "𩆁谷" that I think is read "Kaikoku" but "Kai-" written with an obsolete kanji [雨+會].

Here's a sugoroku board featuring this signature:

https://dpul.princeton.edu/cotsen/catalog/9306t060c

This design seems to belong to a series of scenes for the 12 months ("Jūnikagetsu no uchi" 十二ヶ月の内), of which this is the 5th month (五月 菖蒲合).

The publisher appears to be identified as "Satō-han" 佐藤版, with an address in Asakusa, but I haven't been able to identify it further.

-A


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