Posted by Guy Pepermans (184.108.40.206) on April 03, 2011 at 18:53:19:
In Reply to: Re: Hiroshige II crepe version of 53 posted by Irwin on April 02, 2011 at 02:27:17:
The publisher Maruya Tetsujirō was active or existed as a firm from c. 1847 till 1897 (Marks: publisher #300), so it is probable that the blocks from 1865 were kept in the publisher's stockroom to be digged up in later Meiji times for a cheap commercial re-edition in crepe, at the height of the 'chirimen' vogue. Many older series by Hiroshige, Hiroshige II and many other late Edo artists were re-published for that manner.
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