Posted by Noel Chiappa (220.127.116.11) on May 03, 2014 at 04:38:53:
In Reply to: Set of Hiroshige Prints posted by Karyn on May 03, 2014 at 00:41:19:
"From my research they are Hiroshige 3 ... Am I close?"
Indeed they are.
In the title cartouche (upper left, red) you can see the characters for Tōkyō (東京). Edo was only renamed "Tōkyō" in 1868, and that new name was never used before that - and Hiroshige II had stopped signing prints with 'Hiroshige' (as here, red carouche on the lower left) in 1865 (changing his 'go'to 'Risshō').
So that alone nails it to Hiroshige III.
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