Re: dating of Hiroshige woodblock


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Posted by Noel Chiappa (98.166.132.137) on February 02, 2014 at 21:29:26:

In Reply to: dating of Hiroshige woodblock posted by sergey.s.lebedev@yan on February 02, 2014 at 08:50:21:

"Probably re-carved woodblock"

Not necessarily. You need to compare yours carefully with a large image:

http://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/topictexts/faq/faq_original.html#how_original

(The LoC has a huge image online.)

"differs greatly from ones ... different poems, color of moon"

"Baur Collection Vol. II", #G499 shows another copy of this print, with the large poem to the left (like yours). The entry says "early impressions of this print ... have the moon printed in a reddish colour". (See, for example, the first copy in the Met.)

Both the MFA entry and the Baur list a large number of references, you need to track them all down to see what you've got.

Noel



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