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.

Modern Art Under $500

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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

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Tai Fish

JP-200554

$420.00
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Sacred Bridge

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Sacred Bridge

JP-94420

$420.00
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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

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

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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Daisy

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Daisy

JP-108479

$90.00
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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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Two Sparrows Resting on Rooftop

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Two Sparrows Resting on Rooftop

JP1-51334

$240.00
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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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Japanese Cedar and Chrysanthemum in Root Bamboo Vase

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Japanese Cedar and Chrysanthemum in Root Bamboo Vase

JP3023

$75.00
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