Posted by Guy Pepermans (188.8.131.52) on January 26, 2015 at 20:08:37:
In Reply to: Re: LOC vs Other Museums and sources posted by Hokusai's Pupil on January 26, 2015 at 05:36:50:
Thank you for sharing your interesting insights and observations. I must admit that I never had the privilege to handle one of these prints.
As already mentioned, I can only refer to the fact that this particular Hokusai series was already the subject of an in depth scrutiny by Roger Keyes en Peter Morse, published in 1972. Probably, this source was the immediate cause for the LOC to label their own copy as a later copy.
Please have a look at Mr. Degener's site, who has more on the subject:
It remains unclear however, when these 'new' blocks were made. Keyes ands Morse do mention a possible pre-Meiji date.
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