Subject:Signature and Identification for Woodblock Uchiwa?
Posted By: J. Boussinesq Thu, Nov 28, 2019 IP: 2600:1702:1d80:a040:
I have a question that seems to go past my ability. In two Meiji woodblock uchiwa albums, there is one artist that appears in both, but I can't place him/her even after a lot of trying. The two albums are by Kyoto artists (for example Takeuchi Seiho, Kamisaka Sekka, Konobu Hasegawa, Hamaya Hakuu) and certainly mid to late Meiji, but with some old master copies thrown in. I am attaching three examples from the unknown artist with enlarged signature blocks: Kintaro refereeing a wrestling match; a small ferryboat; and a nice Rimpa style plovers and waves picture. The second character is clearly 二 in one of the seals, but I can't read the first character. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. With thanks in advance.