Posted by Noel Chiappa (126.96.36.199) on January 03, 2014 at 17:10:05:
In Reply to: Date Seal 1872? posted by Michael on January 03, 2014 at 04:32:29:
"the right side looks like 1872 but the left side does not quite match any from that year"
Marks ("Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium") gives that one as 1872/2.
"Date seal ... specialized search might be a good thing to add to http://ukiyo-e.org/ search"
I'm not sure he's working on that site anymore. I sent him an email with a suggestion for a minor upgrade that would have been very useful, but never got a reply.
I have occasional fantasies of putting together an online site which gives images of all the date seals, scanned in from prints (since the images in Marks sometimes aren't the best), but it would be a massive amount of work...
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