Subject:Re: Is this a Zeshin Print?
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 30, 2022
Dear J. Boussinesq,
One thing I can say sure that this print is not the work of ShIbata Zeshin.
I read the signature;
景岳 - Keigaku
or 景岡 - Keiko (Kageoka)
The first character undoubtedly reads 景
I can't find painter with this name, however,
the number of known Japanese painters whose art-name begin with 景 exceeds one hundred.
嗜過我癖 - Tashinami-sugi waga kuse - Excessive modesty is my habit
I checked 5 signature and 23 seal samples from
Shibata Zeshin in the "Collection of Japanese Calligraphers' and Painters' Signatures and Seals - Kashiwa Shobo" - they were all different.