Posted by Alec W. (188.8.131.52) on June 08, 2021 at 04:52:54:
In Reply to: Help clarifying the artist posted by DavidK on June 07, 2021 at 16:13:50:
The JAODB entry for their impression of the "with birds" design mentions that there is a label reading "Matsumoto Print No. 367" on the back. As it happens, there is a scan of a c. 1913 Matsumoto catalog here:
The catalog entry for #367 reads thus:
No. 367. Fuji Yama
Fuji Yama from the bay of Suruga near Suzukawa. This view is the most perfect view of the mountain from the sea. Crows are unmolested in Japan, and they are great lovers of the water.
No mention is made of an artist, but the signature and seal appear to me to read "Seiko" 栖古, and likely belong to Aoki Seiko 青木栖古 (born 1880), who is known to have produced work published by Matsumoto.
As per why there are two versions, I do not know, but the seals on both seem to read "Seiko" 栖古. Are there any markings or seals on the back of this print?
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