Posted by D.J.M. on September 07, 2002 at 03:55:44:
In Reply to: Re: difference in cartouche of an Hiroshige 100 famous views of Edo posted by Noel Chiappa on August 28, 2002 at 14:35:20:
The difference in cartouche does not necessarily mean that you have a reprint, though that is one possibility.
In the later printings of prints from this series, the cartouches were simplified. You will often find this to be the case with series cartouches in late Edo and Meiji. The early printings were generally elaborate, with several colors, embossing and bokashi printing, while later printings use a single color or fewer, and limited or no special printing.
: > I've got a print by Hiroshige which is part of the serie 100 famous
: > views of Edo. It is called Benter shrine and ferry at Haneda.
: > 1) Compared to the one I found on the Tokai Bank site for example, one
: > can notice a difference in the upper red cartouche (rectangular). What
: > does this indicate about this print?
: Without seeing a detailed image of your print one cannot say much for certain,
: but I do know that this series has been much reproduced (i.e. printed from
: newly cut blocks, both late in the 19th Century and also more recently), and
: so my *guess* would be that you have a later reproduction.
: advance for your help.
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