Re: Believe it is Meiji, Taisho, Ear


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.206.236) on June 23, 2022 at 14:52:09:

In Reply to: Re: Believe it is Meiji, Taisho, Early S posted by manuD on June 23, 2022 at 07:23:26:

I think the signature is 千秋, perhaps read "Senshū", and the seal the same, though here the "秋" is written in the variant form "秌". This variant form of 秋 is not used in modern Japanese, but you will see it used in seals; see here for examples of this form in seal script:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%A7%8B

There is a "Senshū" 千秋 mentioned in Ukiyo-e bunken shiryōkan as the illustrator of this 1907 novel:

https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/887770
https://www.ne.jp/asahi/kato/yoshio/aiueo-zenesi/se-zenesi/sensyuu.html

I also know of a (late Meiji?) advertisement bearing a 千秋 signature:

https://shinku.nichibun.ac.jp/esoshi/picture_info.php?id=121

I don't know if either of these is the same artist as the designer of your print -- certainly there's not any obvious stylistic consistency between them.

-A


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