Hunting for Hiroshige


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Posted by Dave Bull on May 04, 2002 at 01:28:33:

Here's Dave with yet another request for assistance from the on-line print community!

Familiar with this Hiroshige series?


The prints carry no series title, but seem to be generally referred to as 'Edo Kinko Meisho', and were apparently produced as a kind of illustrated letter-paper for people to use to write letters. (The colouring is subdued and light, so the written brushwork would be easily visible).

It seems (although it isn't certain), that there are 12 images in the set. I've 'located' eight of them in the Michener collection in Hawaii (thanks to Phil Roach). One of those is duplicated in the Van Vleck Collection in Wisconsin, where they also have some key-block impressions from the series (thanks to Drew Stevens).

Here's a list of the eight found so far:

Can any of you turn up references to where the other four might be found? Thanks for any assistance!

Dave




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