Posted by Noel Chiappa (126.96.36.199) on August 20, 2013 at 20:20:11:
In Reply to: Information on Kunisada print posted by DJ on August 20, 2013 at 13:56:38:
"Can anyone date this"
claims it's 1863/8th.
"I noticed the colors are different than others I have found online."
It has been left on the wall for a long time (note the frame) and has faded badly. More here:
The reason the greens have turned to blue is that at that point in time, green was made with mixture of chemical blue (Prussian Blue) and a vegetable yellow. The later fades quickly, the former not at all...
"Is this a reproduction?"
Very unlikely. This is a fairly obscure series, and Toyokuni III's work was almost never reproduced (even his best series).
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