Unknown Meiji uchiwa-e artist (1 of 2)


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on June 10, 2021 at 22:23:37:

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I've recently acquired a couple of beat-up fan prints with unfamiliar signatures. Neither is properly ukiyo-e -- this one is maybe more of a Zeshin-esque neo-Shijō style, but I'm hoping someone can help anyway.

The first signature I've found a couple of other examples of, in the form of decorative title pages on small books/pamphlets dated 1887 and attributed to dramatists Kawatake Shinshichi (III?), Kisui Takeshiba, and Kawatake Mokuami. Scans of the works:

https://da.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/portal/assets/3ecc6f2f-b272-4bf3-af86-63875f613dc2
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/856316

https://da.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/portal/assets/d062adbd-5aa3-4c78-bd58-aabfad5d6c43
http://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/856851

The fan print can be seen here:

https://www.ukiyoesig.net/gallery/aw/070.html

The signature appears to be 島女 -- perhaps read "Tōjo"??? -- and the seal "Kawatake" 河竹, but I haven't been able to find any other information.

Any ideas?
-A


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