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#1 Chishiki


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:11 AM

I have had these for 20 years or so and know nothing about the artist, other than three are signed kuniyoshi. Your help would be most appreciated. Mark. Sorry about the glare as they are mounted behind glass.

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#2 Chishiki


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:17 AM

Why are the pics sideways? Sorry. Using the ipad, tried to edit but still cannot get them the correct way up.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

I don't think this is Kuniyoshi it's not his style. It's remind me of Chikanobu. This is what i think, maybe i am wrong. I think this is two different prints. I will keep search...


#4 Chishiki


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:48 PM

Thank you. Maybe a different kuniyoshi?. mark

#5 Robert Mormile

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM



Two of these prints are signed Toyohara Kunichika although I believe they were all made by Toyohara Kunichika.  That red aniline dye wasn’t commonly used across broad swaths of prints before about 1875.  (Utagawa Kuniyoshi died in 1861)  The signature on the two are:  



Kunichika Hitsu (Fude)

Meaning by the brush of Kunichika


Enjoy your prints,


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#6 Chishiki


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 02:21 AM

Robert, thank you so much. Always amazed at the breath and depth of knowledge to be found on this site. I have always liked these prints and it's good to know more about them. Mark

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:20 PM

Once you have taken a shot with your iPhone, go to the photo and edit it. (Any little thing is fine, sich as cropping it slightly or altering the colour or light/dark contrast.) Then push 'done'.

At that point the photo should be fixed, and will not swivel when posted here.
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

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