Posted by Guy Pepermans on March 17, 2002 at 16:38:59:
In Reply to: Re: Kitao Masanobu print ==> scans posted by Dick Illing on March 14, 2002 at 18:28:45:
You can find a good reproduction in A. Newland & C. Uhlenbeck 'Ukiyo-e - The Art of japanse Woodblock Prints", Grange Books 1999, p.28-29 (I send you a scan of this version).
There are indeed slight differences in the text and details in the clothes of the figures.
There is no centerfold in my version and the blockline of the wooden frame at the right side of the print is broken at one point in the version of the above mentionned book (the print of the British Museum).
On the other hand, the colours of my print seem to be of an organic origin and are faded in a natural way; p.e. the reds turned into orange. The overall position and quality of the blocklines of my print are nearly identical or in cases identical with those of the original. I suppose that the blockcutter at the time of the recut worked possibly upon an original print.
Have you any idea or clue about the age of my version?
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