Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on January 01, 2022 at 20:57:21:
In Reply to: rare print? posted by Ginger Marie on December 30, 2021 at 16:57:39:
The composition is nearly identical to an 1885 vertical diptych on the topic of the Penitence of Mongaku:
That design was in turn similar to an 1845 design by Kuniyoshi.
I agree with manuD that the signature belongs to Hokusai. My hunch is that this is a 20th-century print adaptation of an original painting by Hokusai, and that the design of the painting was cribbed by Kuniyoshi and Yoshitoshi. But I have been unable to locate the painting in question, so that theory should be treated as speculation.
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