Re: Yoshitsuya or Yoshitsuya II?


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.175.224) on August 12, 2022 at 13:17:59:

In Reply to: Yoshitsuya or Yoshitsuya II? posted by Willson on August 12, 2022 at 02:15:14:

The publisher seal here, reading "Sada" 定, belongs to Kiya Sakutarō 木屋作太郎 (seal references: Marks 16-030, GUDJ 301). According to Marks, this publisher was active c. 1868-1874, so that gives us a pretty narrow date range to work from. I don't see any other obvious date markings, but in my view the colors and content are consistent with an early 1870's publication. It reminds me of a moralistic rabbit-themed Eitaku design from 1873 that I have an impression of:

https://www.ukiyoesig.net/gallery/aw/052.html

In terms of the artist, the date puts it firmly in the Yoshitsuya II period.

-A


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