Re: Hiroshige print?

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Posted by Theo de Kreijger on January 18, 1998 at 01:24:25:

In Reply to: Hiroshige print? posted by Brian Richter on January 16, 1998 at 13:17:42:

Dear Mr. Brian Richter,

This print which has been designed by 'HIROSHIGE I' is in fact a reprint. Some of the original blocks have been altered. Mount Fuji has been 'replaced' and the censor and publisher seals have been removed. According to fashion during the early Meji-period the print has been 'crÍped'. Such a print is called 'shrimen-e'.

Series: Famous views of the 53 stations along the Tokaido - Gojusan Tsugi Meisho Zue.
Station 36: Hiratsuka.
Reference: Catalogue of the Van Gogh Museum's collection of Japanese Prints.
ISBN: 9066302844

Considering the poor condition of the print (some tears on the edges and a few holes) it will not be quite expensive. However if you had purchased a copy from the first edition in a prestine state it would have represented a whole lot of money. Perhaps some thousands of $$$ (see the online galeries on the internet for more info on prices).

Yours sincerely,

Theo de Kreijger

P.s: remove the 'nospam.' from the mail adress if you want to reply to me.

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