Re: Woodblock print id


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (83.255.48.143) on April 18, 2016 at 17:57:33:

In Reply to: Re: Woodblock print id posted by matt on April 18, 2016 at 12:40:09:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r49/Shunpusha/grain_zpsz0xi3ey7.jpg

Matt,

I've found two other copies of the print on the net:

http://www.surimono.com/Pages/gall7/page71.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/331819591436?item=331819591436&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&rmvSB=true

They all appear to show the same woodgrain pattern above the actor's head (see above), indicating that they were printed with the same woodblocks, while these were rather new.

Theoretically all these prints could be later reproductions, but I very much doubt it. Producing woodblock reproductions of Yoshitora's actor prints would hardly have been a good business venture at any time after his death.

Best regards,
Hans Olof


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