Posted by AR (126.96.36.199) on December 20, 2013 at 08:54:26:
In Reply to: Hiroshige Views of Kyoto 1st state? posted by Michael on December 19, 2013 at 23:53:09:
Neither of them are 1st state.
1st state has black seals in the margin. Later states has blue or red, very late states – no seals.
The 1st state has more elaborate bokkashi and additional printing compared with the red sealed version you have an image of.
Are the prints you sent chirimen (crepon) prints, they look quite distorted?
I can't tell if the prints you posted are genuine or not, because of the lack of image quality.
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