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Posted By: Jan de Ruijter Sat, Oct 20, 2018 IP:

Who can help me with identifying this woodblock print.
Many thanks!

Subject:Re: Identification
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Oct 21, 2018

Inscription in my reading,
大正四年 - 4th Year of Taishō (1915) 
純一寫  - Painted by Junichi
ワタナベ - Watanabe

Watanabe Junichi 渡辺純一 
Possibly, illustrator from the Taisho - Showa era. In absence of proper reference I can't say
anything sure.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Identification
Posted By: Jan de Ruijter Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Many thanks for responding! Mr Nagy.
Ito Sozan (1884-?) is also an option?

Subject:Re: Identification
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Oct 23, 2018

You are right、I was misled by the sloppy signature and the Watanabe stamp.

The artist is Ito Sōzan 伊藤総山 (1884-?)
Famous "Shinsaku-hanga" artist.
Watanabe was the seal of the publisher - not
of the artist. In the 1906 founded Watanabe Art Picture Company is still existing in Tokyo Ginza area.
Once again sorry for the misinformation.
With regards,
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