Re: harunobu

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Posted by Magicsteph ( on May 30, 2016 at 02:59:27:

In Reply to: Re: harunobu posted by giuseppe on May 29, 2016 at 18:32:02:

Hi Giuseppe,

Although there might be some similarities, including these tiny details, the original blocks are most likely destroyed since a very long time, either because of age, use, worms or by natural disaster such as earthquakes and fire.

Only a few blocks still remains from the 18th and 19th century, held by a few museums or personal collections.

Nonetheless, none were used by these early 1900's printers. They started from scratch.

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