Posted by Irwin (188.8.131.52) on April 11, 2011 at 00:41:51:
In Reply to: Re: Hiroshige? Diptych posted by Guy Pepermans on April 10, 2011 at 00:15:44:
I have found a Kyosai, Yoshitora, Hiroshige II collaborative print on the Museum of Fine Arts website that displays the same seal characters (in a rectangular format) for Hiroshige II that are used on my print. Its URL is http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/morning-of-a-n-performance-on-haiken-asaban-from-the-series-scenes-of-famous-places-along-the-t-kaid-road-t-kaid-meisho-f-kei-also-known-as-the-processional-t-kaid-gy-retsu-t-kaid-here-called-t-kaid-meisho-no-uchi-207300
The print is dated 1863 and part of the Processional Tokaido series. Also if you go to the image http://184.108.40.206/fif=sc2/sc232961.fpx&obj=iip,1.0&wid=960&cvt=jpeg Kyosai's signature looks, to my eye, similar to the signature on my print.
This may mean, especially since Hiroshige II died in 1869, that this print is a c. 1860s rather than c1870-1875. But, is this contradictory to the active dates for the publisher?
However, I am also directing you to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art website to look at the signature on a Hiroshige II print which also, to my eye, looks similar to the signature on my print.
Would value opinions on the above.
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