Re: paintings in my attic


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson on August 14, 1998 at 18:24:13:

In Reply to: paintings in my attic posted by Aaron on August 13, 1998 at 22:33:31:

: My grandfather and his family were stationed in Japan
: after World War II. My grandmother brought back several
: (10-12) Japanese paintings. Are these paintings worth
: anything? Anyone who wants to look at one of the
: pictures, email me and I will send you a scanned
: picture. Thanks, AJ


Aaron,

Thanks for sending me this image by email (see above).

It's not a painting, though. It's a woodblock print from the series Rokujū-yoshū meisho zue (Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces, 1853-1856) by Hiroshige.

The subject of this particular print is the two stone pillars at Bo-no-ura in Satsuma.

However, I don't believe this to be an original print. It's probably a reproduction or late reprint.

The link below leads to an image of what could be the original print, though I'm not sure. As you can see, there is a mark, probably the woodcutter's mark, to the left of the red signature cartouche, indicating that these two prints were not produced with the same set of woodblocks.




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