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Subject:Japanese woodblock. Assistance identifying artist & subject please
Posted By: Vicky Sun, May 13, 2018 IP: 2a02:c7d:1daa:2900:f

I have listed this one before but have put more and better quality pictures up this time. Any information at all would be appreciated.







Subject:Re: Japanese woodblock. Assistance identifying artist & subject please
Posted By: Stan Tue, May 15, 2018

The print is signed Kunisada. The artist is Kunisada II (aka Kunimasa III and Toyokuni IV) (1823 – 20 July 1880). He used the Kunisada name from circa 1850 through Kunisada I/Toyokuni III's death in 1865) The print was printed in the 4th lunar month of a Monkey year (1848, 1860, 1872). Given when he used the Kunisada name, that would make it printed in 1860.

I think it is the 11th print in the series "Modern Illustrations of Buddhist Precepts". Here is another from the series that sold on eBay:

https://picclick.com/Japanese-woodblock-print-by-Kunisada-II-1860-ORIGINAL-282866078301.html

Cheers,
Stan


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