Re: information about this print

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Posted by Guy Pepermans ( on September 18, 2013 at 22:44:38:

In Reply to: information about this print posted by pablo alvarez on September 17, 2013 at 04:05:56:

The title reads 'Kodomo asobi iroha kumi no gaku' (Child's Play - Learning Your ABCs Fire Brigade by Fire Brigade) and is part of a triptych, ca 1845-50.
Cfr copy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art where it is attributed to Utagawa Kuniteru I, here signing with another name 'Sadashige ga' (see link below).

The triptych of the JSMA bears the publisher's mark of Kogaya Katsugorô (Marks: publisher 262, seal 17-008). Your print however, has two other publisher's seals that I did not identify directly. These two new marks were printed over the old mark that was left blank. Maybe your copy is a slightly later reprint.


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