Re: Assistance identifying this?


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on January 13, 2021 at 06:00:20:

In Reply to: Re: Assistance identifying this? posted by DavidK on January 12, 2021 at 04:00:57:

Well, I'm stumped... just not enough textual clues to work from.

What I can say is that all the action appears to take place in a licensed quarter -- all the women have their obi tied in front -- but I don't know whether in Edo, Osaka, or Kyoto. From the style, I'm pretty sure the design dates to the first half of the 1700s. With that in mind, a reasonable guess of artist might be Nishikawa Sukenobu, the Kyoto-based artist who was one of the most prolific book illustrators of that era. But that's just a guess!

-A


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