My Dad served in Okinowa during the Korean war. I do believe he got to Tokyo and some other cities in Japan as well. I found these prints rolled up in a shipping tube . I thought they were cool and was in an all things oriental phase anyway – so I got them framed. Now I have nowhere to put them and have no idea how to even value them.
Here’s what I know from left to right after doing image searches, I was unable to find some of them in the database:
#1 “A Beauty with a Cat” (This looks so much like #2) Matsumura Keibun?
#2 Katsukawa Shungyo, from Ukiyo-e-ha-gashu “Beauty Reading a Book”
#3 Miyagawa Choshun from Ukiyo-e Woman in Kimono
#4 Do Shin “Lady Looking Back” is actually printed at the bottom. I’m not inclined to take frames off, but maybe I need to to know more about these prints.
I know so little about Japanese art. I see some prints are worth $10 and another one of the same artwork will be $200. I realize these are just decorative, not originals, but I’m clueless as to how to value these.
Thanks for any information you can give. Maybe once I know a bit more, I can forward pictures of the prints that aren’t in the database to the administrator.