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Subject:Maria Gabo woodblock - unknown artist 7
Posted By: J. Boussinesq Mon, Sep 10, 2018 IP:

Dear All,

I have recently come across a lot of 31 Japanese woodblocks by Maria Gabo, published 1931-33, I believe. They are all flower and bird subjects in a light painting style without key blocks. There were probably 36 originally. After a few weeks of searching, I have identified many of the artists, but there are still some that are in my references or found online easily. The identified artists are:
Fukuda Suiko
Ikeda Yoson
Kanashima Keika
Miyake Kohaku
Mori Moriaki
Nakamura Daizaburo
Suison Ogawa
Tonouchi Misyo
Tsuchida Bakusen
Uda Tekison
Uemura Shoko
Yamaguchi Kayo

All prewar Kyoto artists as far as I can tell, some very well known but others maybe not so well. The rest are stumping me, and any help would be welcome. I will post one unknown artist on each message: any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Unknown artist 7 is below. I have had a reading on this as Kashin or Kagetsu, but that didn't help too much in identifying the artist.

Subject:Re: Maria Gabo woodblock - unknown artist 7
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Sep 11, 2018

柯月 - Kagetsu
柯月 - Kagetsu - however, the second character
月 is written in a very unusual way.
The fact of the matter is that it is difficult to find information about less known artists from the period between 1920-40s. This period is not processed thoroughgoingly yet.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Maria Gabo woodblock - unknown artist 7
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Correct reading of the seal and signature,
柯白 - Kahaku
Kobayashi Kahaku 小林柯白 1896-1943
Osaka born painter, Studied under Imamura Shikō and Yasud Yukihiko

With regards,
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