"Recently this print came into my possession, but I cannot identify the artist. Can you help? .. and can you let me know the value."
We get such requests by the dozens every week. They usually come from people who bought a Japanese print on Ebay or by a competitor, and have never bought from us.
Instead of preparing the next auctions or packing and shipping your purchases, my Japanese wife Yorie who is in charge of the daily operations, could spend the whole day answering such requests. I hope for your understanding that we neither have the time nor the financial or human resources to answer these requests.
artelino is not a sponsored institution. We are a small family business that tries to make good auctions and provide the active bidders and buyers of our auctions with good service. At the same time we have provided the community of friends of Japanese prints with free services like our archive of 42,000 publicly available sold prints for your free research.
Again, artelino is not sponsored by Coca Cola nor by the Rockefeller Foundation nor by the Tokyo Museum of Fine Arts . We will continue to exist as long as we can achieve enough proceedings from our commercial auctions to cover our expenses.
If you want artelino to continue with all its services as an 'institution', bid in our auctions and buy from us.
PS: On http://www.ukiyo-e.org you have a possibility to identify Japanese prints by image recognition.