Subject:Re: Asian Floral Painting signed on cloth
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Reading of signature,
祥雲 - Shōun - Auspicious clouds -
Art name of painter
Reaging of seal,
竜 - Ryu - Dragon - Second art-name -
In the largest Japanese artist ID dictionary there are four artists with art-name "Shōun" listed.
Fujii Shōun （ 藤井祥雲）1892-
Onoda Shōun ( 小野田祥雲） 1874-
Arii Shōun (有井祥雲）1885-
Nonouchi Yasutarō (野々内保太郎）1902- Until 1932
used the "Shōun" art-name.
Unfortunately, no signature and seal examples are given to any of the listed artists, and there is no
reference which could be connected to the "Ryu -Dragon"seal.
Conclusion; your artist could be a fifth unknown
(The possibility of being a Chinese artist can be
ruled out, because in Chinese related literature
the use of this art-name is unprecedented).