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Hi translators. 

I once managed to find this artist but I've misplaced all my references. 

All I know is that he was well known for woodblock prints but this is not a print this is a very complicated painting over a material I can only describe as a sort of corduroy but silk so must have been hard to paint on such a texture . 

Very fine material and very odd. 

Could anyone translate the mei and also the oblong seal? 

Thank you Adam 

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豊國画  Toyokuni ga

 

The seal below is the mark and seal of the publisher, Nishimuraya Yohachi, but I can't make out the words in the seal. In other seals he uses stylized versions of 出版 or 出板 (shuppan - publish) and it looks like it could be a similar device here. But I can't say for sure. 

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Thanks Steve. 

Utagawa Toyokuni II (1777–1835), also known as Toyoshige. 

If that's a printers mark then it's possible that someone has copied a woodblock print as a painting. 

This is no woodblock print I've microscoped it. 

Interesting. Thanks to you good sir . 

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I think the seal says 永寿板 (Eijūban), using a stylized version of 寿/壽. Eijūban refers to the name of the publishing house, Eijūdō.

 

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Thank you Steve. 

One more if I may, another painting. 

Regards Adam 

 

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Brilliant thanks Steve. Can you hazard a guess at what the gourd shaped seal is only I'm leaning towards this all being a more recent copy. The writings not as neat and the gourd is different. 

Thank you Adam 

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Excellent thanks. 

I'll try to work out what that means. 

Regards Adam 

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