Posted by Noel Chiappa (188.8.131.52) 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:
(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.
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