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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Tai Fish

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Tai Fish

JP-200554

$420.00
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Peacock Feathers

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Peacock Feathers

JPR-99008

$2,400.00
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Lion Dance

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Lion Dance

JPR-111958

$100.00
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Hozugawa, a Rapids, at Kioto

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

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

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Dainichido Gardens at Nikko

JP-94348

$280.00
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Flower Basket

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Flower Basket

JP-108454

$150.00
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Hanetsuki the New Year's Game

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Hanetsuki the New Year's Game

JPR-78089

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Miyanoshita

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Miyanoshita

JP-94418

$440.00
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Takaboko, Nagasaki

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Takaboko, Nagasaki

JP-94409

$280.00
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