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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Dutch Ship Entering Nagasaki Bay

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Dutch Ship Entering Nagasaki Bay

JP-111388

$4,800.00
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Nam Myoho Renge Kyo: Devotion to the Law of the Lotus Sutra, Nose Family

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Nam Myoho Renge Kyo: Devotion to the Law of the Lotus Sutra, Nose Family

JPR1-63361

$3,800.00
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Self Satisfaction

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Self Satisfaction

JP1329

$880.00
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Fudo Myoo with Seitaka and Kongara

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Fudo Myoo with Seitaka and Kongara

JP1-63399

$3,200.00
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Seven Hardships Destroyed, Seven Blessings Bestowed

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Seven Hardships Destroyed, Seven Blessings Bestowed

JPR1-63372

$4,800.00
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Fukurokuju the God of Wealth and Longevity

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Fukurokuju the God of Wealth and Longevity

JP1-37269

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Two Buddhist Priests

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Two Buddhist Priests

JP111587

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Chrysanthemums; Poem by Seiryutei Shuei

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Chrysanthemums; Poem by Seiryutei Shuei

JPR5015

$4,600.00
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Kabuki Actor Segawa Kikunojo

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Kabuki Actor Segawa Kikunojo

JPR1-57652

$480.00
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Puppy and Butterfly

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Puppy and Butterfly

JP-93027

$650.00
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Ikebana: Mums

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Ikebana: Mums

JP3046

$80.00
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Blessing of Shitennoji Temple

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Blessing of Shitennoji Temple

JPR1-63374

$3,800.00

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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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Daishido at Shitennoji Temple

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Daishido at Shitennoji Temple

JPR1-63344

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