Re: Hiroshige : combination of original blocks and new series title?


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson on October 12, 2002 at 11:04:42:

In Reply to: Hiroshige : combination of original blocks and new series title? posted by fabienne neuquelman on October 10, 2002 at 14:43:14:

: After some discussion with J Noel Chiappa (I thank him again), it appeared this print might be from the original blocks but has a recarved title cartouche.
: Does anyone know anything about this "new" series? Can someone help dating it? Can someone read the title (grass style)?
: Thanks in avance.
: PS in case I do not succeed to post the URL, here they are : they all start with : http://ana-3.lcs.mit.edu/~jnc/prints/in/
: and then they go: hiro1.jpg, hiro2.jpg, hiro3.jpg, hiro4.jpg, hirob1.jpg and hirob2.jpg

Fabienne,

Having compared some of your images to a reproduction of the original print, I don't agree that any of the original woodblocks were used for your print.

As for the title cartouche, a possible interpretation of the four characters would be Hyakkei meisho. I'm certainly no expert in Japanese cursive script, though, and the first character is something of a mystery to me. It doesn't look much like the common character for 'hyaku' (a hundred), but I'm afraid I can't come up with an alternative reading.

Best regards,
Hans Olof





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