Posted by Guy Pepermans (126.96.36.199) on September 21, 2010 at 16:09:46:
In Reply to: Identify possible Hiroshige II wodblock posted by Pablo Balenciaga on September 21, 2010 at 14:53:21:
The first horizontal print is Clear Weather after Snow at Nihonbashi Bridge (Nihonbashi yukibare no zu), from the series Famous Places in Edo, Newly Selected (Shinsen Edo meisho) published between 1840-42. Unfortunately, the print is in a desperate condition.
Cfr. MFA Boston Accession number: 21.9975
The second vertical print is Kameido Tenmangu Shrine, from the series Thirty-six Views of the Eastern Capital (Toto sanjurokkei) by Hiroshige II, originally published by Aito, 6th month 1862. This copy is also in very bad shape and seems to be a later issue with the publisher’s mark in the left margin lacking.
Cfr. the specimen in the MFA Boston Accession number: 21.10155.
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