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    • Assistance with Inherited Prints – I

      My husband recently inherited several prints from his grandfather's estate. Based on documentation included with them, we believe my grandfather-in-law acquired them in the late 1920s in Boston from Bunkio Matsuki. The correspondence identified...

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    • Identification

      Hello, Does someone knows who made this print ? Yoshitora ?   Thanks for your help !

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    • Identification help please

      This item came into our thrift shop. Assuming it’s a copy? Also curious as to if “the necklace” was a series. Thank you

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    • Reading stamps

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    • Hokusai? Wich volumes?

      I wonder if these loose pages from one of Hokusai's volumes? If so, which one or which ones, if anyone recognizes them. Wondering With kind regards/Maria

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    • unknown print

      Looking for artist, title, topic and date...Thanks a lot

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    • Ichiyôsai toyokuni caption identification

      I think I found the seals and artist's signature for this print but I cannot read the vertical caption in the top right hand corner. Could anyone help? Artist : Ichiyòsai Toyokuni ga with Toshidama...

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    • Unusual Portraits

      Recently came across a set of prints which include unusual unsigned portraits. Does anyone recognize this style or artist? Or can you point me in a direction for more research? Some of the prints...

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    • Woodblock rescue

      Hi, I recently found this print at my local tip, I was pretty amazed to find it and amazed it was still in one piece. It’s in pretty rough condition so any tips to...

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    • Additional information requested

      Hello, I own this print, but would like to know more about it.  The notes I have for this state the picture was painted by Baido Kunimasa/Utagawa Kunisada III and that it's title is, "Gate...

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    • Artist identification

      Hi, would you be able to help me identifying the artist ? Regards

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    • Meiji prints for children

      Hello, I recently bought this two curious meiji prints with cats but I can't identify the artist, do you have any idea of who made this ? Thanks for your help !

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    • Help identifying Japanese Woodblock

      I have inherited two Japanese woodblock prints. Both have hung in my mother's apartment for as long as I can remember. I found the first picture here while searching. It is by Utagawa Toyokuni...

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    • Identifying this Kyosai triptych?

      I know it's Kyosai, and that the figures are the 7 gods of luck under Mt Fuji. I'm unable to find any institutional holdings of this triptych or see it identified anywhere. I've found...

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    • Artist identification and value

      I have a set of 4 paintings of flowers on silk. I can't seem to find a matching mark or style. Can you help?

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    • Help identifying actor and role?

      I know this is Yoshiiku from his actor silhouette series, but can't identify the actor details?   Thank you!

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