Posted by A.D. on September 01, 1998 at 16:59:25:
I recently bought two prints at a garage sale.( I paid very
little so if they are worth nothing, at least they look
nice!) I was told the original owner had traveled in Asia
These are not cheap offset reproductions; they are actual prints
but whether they are reprints or not is the question.
The print in question has written on the back "All rights
reserved Printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo" Since this is in
English, obviously it was meant for the western market.
Does this mean it is not a first edition? Or were first
editions sometimes marked this way?
I do not know the artist's identity, but the print is
of sailing boats in a harbor at night. To my eye, it looks
early 20th century. There is a black signature and round
red seal in the lower left corner, but no block seals.
It is slightly longer in the long dimension than the
19th century prints I already own, but width is the same.
I welcome any information. Thanks!
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