Posted by Alec W. (184.108.40.206) 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:
In terms of the artist, the date puts it firmly in the Yoshitsuya II period.
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