Re:- Help with storage and picture ID


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Posted by Theo de Kreijger on July 02, 2003 at 14:08:04:

In Reply to: Help with storage and picture ID posted by C Poston on July 02, 2003 at 11:44:20:

Dear C. Poston,

There are different ideas about how to store japanese prints. I tend to keep them safely in a large folder with leaves of thin washi (Japanese mulberry paper) in between them. These should be obtainable at art stores for a reasonable price. All materials used should be acid-free to prevent foxing over the years. The Japanese kept them tucked away in drawers of pawlonia wood. These are very light and woodworms think they taste badly :oP

If I look at your scan it seems that the print is a lito (stone print). Although it looks like a woodblock print the outer black line has a faint bevelled(?) impression around it. Litographic prints were common in those days. In particular for tourist prints and prints added to novels and newspapers.

Hope this was useful to you ...

Theo de Kreijger


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