Re: Identity of an artist


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) 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:

https://www.ukiyoesig.net/images/ndl/hosai_890809_3.jpg

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):

https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/890809/3

Other (Japanese-language) references for the artist:

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%AC%A0%E4%BA%95%E9%B3%B3%E6%96%8E
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/kato/yoshio/aiueo-zenesi/ho-zenesi/housai-kasai.html

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