Posted by Noel Chiappa (126.96.36.199) on August 27, 2011 at 01:54:45:
In Reply to: is mulberry paper naturally brown? posted by Darin on August 25, 2011 at 04:06:26:
"Is the mulberry paper used in 1800's Ukioyo-E prints natrually brown/beige?
Can I rule-out anything with a white base from being a vintage print?"
Well, I have seen some antique prints (ca. 1800) that are quite white (especially surimono), although not quite as white as modern ordinary paper (which is bleached).
The usual colour ranges from a kind of a cream to very light tan. You do see darker prints quite a bit, but it's usually because they've been backed with something acid, or the glue of the backing has done it, or something.
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