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.

Ukiyo-e Under $500

23 Products

Two Buddhist Priests

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Two Buddhist Priests

JP111587

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Kabuki Actor Segawa Kikunojo

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Kabuki Actor Segawa Kikunojo

JPR1-57652

$480.00
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Pine Branch and Chrysanthemums

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Pine Branch and Chrysanthemums

JP3005

$150.00
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Kogiku Flower

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Kogiku Flower

JP3043

$75.00
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Peony

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Peony

JP3050

$75.00
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Ikebana

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Ikebana

JP3045

$80.00
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White Mums in Carved Bamboo Vase

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

White Mums in Carved Bamboo Vase

JP3036

$75.00
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Red Mum

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Red Mum

JP3022

$75.00
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Okinawan Spinach

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Okinawan Spinach

JP3020

$75.00
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Golden Lace

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Golden Lace

JP3015

$75.00
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Wild Mum and Pampas Grass in Bamboo Vase

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Wild Mum and Pampas Grass in Bamboo Vase

JP3028

$90.00
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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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Flower in Hanging Wooden Vase

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Flower in Hanging Wooden Vase

JP3010

$75.00
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Iris in Stone Flower Vase

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Iris in Stone Flower Vase

JP3034

$75.00
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Flower Branch in White Vase

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Flower Branch in White Vase

JP3024

$75.00
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Spider Web

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Spider Web

JP3019

$75.00
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Komachi-Mum

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Komachi-Mum

JP3041

$75.00
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Azalea

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Azalea

JP3039

$75.00
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Hanging Flower Boat

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Hanging Flower Boat

JP3007

$75.00
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Peony

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Peony

JP3001

$75.00
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Rindo Flower

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Rindo Flower

JP3029

$75.00
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Poetess Holding a Fan

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Poetess Holding a Fan

JPR1-67041

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Happy Go Lucky

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Happy Go Lucky

JPR1-67039

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