Posted by Gerald Schmieder on January 16, 2003 at 22:00:24:
In Reply to: Re: eBay Gallery Ukiyo-e posted by Theo de Kreijger on January 16, 2003 at 03:26:59:
Very interesting, to compare especially the statements
: "This is not a restrike" > correct, it's a copy after the original.
: "it was printed with the original woodblocks" > correct. That is: those of the copy version.
with the contribution from 32/11/02 below.
Of course everybody, who has only less experiences with ukiyo-e prints knows that this description must be written by a crook or by a fool.
But each fool should know that a copy after an original is restriked (or it is not even a woodblock print reproduction).
The definition of the term "original woodblocks" is very clear, so the second statement is simply cheat.
So only the first conclusion remains (a crook).
I encourage the winning ebayer not to pay for this obvious swindle.
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