Re: Artist signature and book title


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.221) on June 11, 2022 at 01:33:48:

In Reply to: Artist signature and book title posted by Ger on June 10, 2022 at 18:44:01:

The artist is Nakai Yoshitaki 中井芳滝, here signing "ōju Yoshitaki ga" 応需 芳瀧画

The print is an actor portrait, depicting Nakamura Shijaku 中村紫若 as Otohime 乙姫 (乙ひめ/乙飛免), princess of an undersea palace in folklore.

The other text appears to be:

新街 津村正之助
Shinmachi(?) Tsumura Shōnosuke

新道x丁目

"Tsumura Shōnosuke" is clearly a personal name, though a brief search turns nothing up. The last bit, ending in "chōme" 丁目, is a partial address.

I don't think any of this is the name of a book -- possibly they are the name and address of an owner, perhaps the creator of the album?

-A


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