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Subject:Taisho/Showa Painting - unknown artist
Posted By: J. Boussinesq Mon, Feb 19, 2018 IP: 2602:306:36e0:2500:d

In my continual searching, I have recently come across several paintings by the same artist, one reproduced here. It is well executed and was found with several 1930s Japanese woodblocks, but I can't date the piece or identify the artist. Any assistance would be appreciated.

And Bob Dylan is still waiting for I. Nagy to come over and claim his Nobel.



Subject:Re: Taisho/Showa Painting - unknown artist
Posted By: Guy Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The signature and seal both read 月峰 or 'Tsukimine' but I found no further info on this artist.

The girl is the 'Wisteria maiden' (Fuji musume), a standard subject of 'otsu-e' but rendered here in the Nihonga style' .

Guy.

Subject:Re: Taisho/Showa Painting - unknown artist
Posted By: J. Boussinesq Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Thank you Guy. I suppose it is just one more commercial artist whose identity is lost to history.

J. Boussinesq

Subject:Re: Taisho/Showa Painting - unknown artist
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Feb 21, 2018

I rather would read the signature and seal,
月峰 - Geppō
The situation is that the available informations on shin-hanga and sōsaku-hanga artists are very scarce.
We expect a biographical dictionary to come out in
2 -3 years from now (at Tokyo Hanga-dō)

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Taisho/Showa Painting - unknown artist
Posted By: Guy Thu, Feb 22, 2018

I agree with Nagy's reading and pronuncation of the artist's name in the Sino-Japanese manner as 'Geppô'.

Guy.


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