Posted by Alec W. (188.8.131.52) on October 25, 2021 at 15:40:52:
In Reply to: Re: Artist posted by Erik Wissing on October 25, 2021 at 14:39:26:
With respect to the "triple-mountain" seals on the FAMSF prints, Andreas Marks has this to say in his "Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium":
"Presumably a collector's seal as it was applied later on prints from c.1780s-1860s and is found together with other publisher seals as well as on prints that are usually without publisher seals (e.g. surimono)."
As to the lack of censor seals, what I know is that government regulation of the publishing industry worked differently in Osaka than Edo, and Edo-type censor seals were not generally used on Kamaigata prints.
Publisher seals were, of course, used in Osaka, but in my experience not as consistently as in Edo. Perhaps this relates to the high proportion of surimono issuance in Osaka?
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