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Subject:Japanese print by Keibun?
Posted By: Tom Aspden Thu, Nov 21, 2019 IP:

Hi, I have this print with red characters written down the side, and I wondered if somebody could translate it, along with the main signature/seal. I would however point out that the much smaller writing may not be very easy to see, so if you need better pictures, I'll try my best to provide them

Thanks, Tom

Subject:Re: Japanese print by Keibun?
Posted By: Elizabeth W Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Matsumura Keibun 1779-1843
Print from the illustrated book Keibun Kacho Gafu vol. 2

signed Keibun, with red artist's seal below Keibun

Book title is given in red to the right, the left describes the publishing details but it is too patchy for me to make out.

Subject:Re: Japanese print by Keibun?
Posted By: Stan Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Your print is from "Keibun kacho gafu" 景文花鳥画譜 (Keibun's Album of Flowers and Birds) printed in 1891. We have a number of prints from the series.


Subject:Re: Japanese print by Keibun?
Posted By: I.Nagy Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Right side,
景文花鳥画譜後帖 - Keibun's Album of Flowers and Birds, Vol. 2
景文 - Keibun
景文印 - Seal of Keibun

Left side,

明治二十五年四月十日印刷 - Printed on the 4th of April in the 25th Year of Meiji (1892)
同年四月二十六日発行 - Published on 26th of April of the same year
版權所有 縮冩 - Copyright and reduction by
福井金七郎 - Fukui Kinshichirō
大阪市東區博労町四丁目二六番地 - Osaka-shi, Higashi-ku, Bakurō-chō 26 banchi
発行兼印刷者 - Publisher and printer
青木恒三郎 - Aoki Kōsaburō
(Address same as above)

I hope I could decipher it correctly - it was not easy for my eyes.

With regards,

Subject:Re: Japanese print by Keibun?
Posted By: Tom Aspden Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Thank you all for your replies! They have been most helpful, especially I. Nagy, for deciphering the text on the left, I can understand why it was difficult!

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