Posted by Alec W. (18.104.22.168) on February 08, 2021 at 03:40:44:
In Reply to: Identity of an artist posted by Manuel Espinoza on February 08, 2021 at 03:26:40:
The artist is Kasai Hōsai 笠井 鳳斎, a student of Yoshitoshi in the 1880s. He was a somewhat prolific book illustrator from about 1896-1905.
See, for comparison, the signature on this frontispiece illustration from the novel "Fukumi giyū-den" 福見義勇伝 (1897):
Other (Japanese-language) references for the artist:
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