Unsigned / Unknown Artist (1600 - Present)

There are some works that arrive in our collection by unknown artists, while there are others that may lack a signature, but can be attributed to a known artist after careful research. Certain genres, such as Meiji-period photography and shunga (erotic prints) frequently fall into this second category. It is difficult to identify early photographers because photography studios did not include credits in souvenir albums, many of which featured numerous photographers. In addition, photographers often bought the negatives of others and reproduced them as a part of their own portfolio. When attempting to make attributions, photographs with no credits are compared to the few that have attributions. Turning to shunga, nearly all ukiyo-e artists produced erotic prints, yet these prints are often unsigned to avoid trouble with the law. For these works, attributions are generally made based on stylistic analysis.

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Mt. Fuji from Otome Pass in Suruga

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Mt. Fuji from Otome Pass in Suruga

JPR-207788

$425.00
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Tai Fish

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Tai Fish

JP-200554

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Mt. Fuji

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Mt. Fuji

JPR-95844

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Samisen

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Samisen

JP-94421

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Sacred Bridge

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Sacred Bridge

JP-94420

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Hozugawa, a Rapids, at Kioto

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Hozugawa, a Rapids, at Kioto

JP-94241

$280.00
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Gardens at Tokio

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Gardens at Tokio

JP-94448

$320.00
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Dainichido Gardens at Nikko

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Dainichido Gardens at Nikko

JP-94348

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Flower Basket

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Flower Basket

JP-108454

$150.00
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Hanetsuki the New Year's Game

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Hanetsuki the New Year's Game

JPR-78089

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Miyanoshita

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Miyanoshita

JP-94418

$440.00
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Takaboko, Nagasaki

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Takaboko, Nagasaki

JP-94409

$280.00
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