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.

Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

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Fuchu

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Fuchu

JP-110452

$40.00
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Sumo Wrestler Koyanagi Chokichi

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Sumo Wrestler Koyanagi Chokichi

JPR-77566

$2,800.00
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Courtesan of the House of Daikokuya

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Courtesan of the House of Daikokuya

JPR-208630

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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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Fudo Myoo with Seitaka and Kongara

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Fudo Myoo with Seitaka and Kongara

JP1-63399

$3,200.00
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Zenzaidoji, Sudhanakumara

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Zenzaidoji, Sudhanakumara

JPR1-63349

$2,400.00
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Kite Flying

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Kite Flying

JPR5864

$680.00
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Chrysanthemums: Poem by Seiryutei Shuei

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Chrysanthemums: Poem by Seiryutei Shuei

JPR5015

$4,480.00
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