Posted by Horst Graebner (126.96.36.199) on December 31, 2010 at 15:53:29:
just to the end of the year I received a long desired book: Andreas Mark’s “Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium“. It contains around 1000 publisher’s names with around 2000 seals/marks ranging from 1650 to the 20th century. The book includes also some interesting facts about printmaking, payment of artists, carvers, printers and sales prices of prints. Additional a list of all censors and date seals, used until the end of the Edo-period is added.
I started to compare some of the entries with my database and I could find the first errors (not in the book but in my database) and it helped also indentifying some of the unread seals at a first step. The book isn’t cheap but I think it’s a must for all who do seriously studies on woodblock prints.
Happy New Year to all of you!
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