Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Wild Mum and Pampas Grass in Bamboo Vase

Roll On image to Zoom in
Unsigned / Unknown Artist
Wild Mum and Pampas Grass in Bamboo Vase
Shinobugusa - Flower Memories
Woodblock Print
Designed 1822 (printed c. 1900)
8.75" x 6.25"
Very good impression and state

Authenticity Guaranteed

Learn more

Worldwide Shipping

Learn more

Questions about this piece? 212.688.0188



About the art

Editor: Kodosai

Engraver: Matsui Tadazo

About the artist

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.

"We use cookies to gather web statistics, remember your settings and target ads. Read more about how we use cookies in our Cookie Policy or close tab now."