Re: harunobu

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Posted by Andrew ( on May 29, 2016 at 15:48:52:

In Reply to: harunobu posted by giuseppe on May 27, 2016 at 19:13:41:

"Taisho" means that the seller believes the reproduction was made in the years period 1912-1926

Ukiyoe prints were not numbered in the 18th century, and there was usually not a concept of "limited edition". The numbering really began in the 20th century as Japanese prints became more popular with Western collectors

The original wood blocks from the Harunobu prints were not re-used in this 20th-century reproduction. The design would be copied carefully and re-cut into new wood blocks

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