Re: Help Identifying a print


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Posted by Marc Kahn (71.236.207.95) on September 25, 2016 at 19:33:41:

In Reply to: Help Identifying a print posted by Kevin on September 25, 2016 at 17:19:24:

There is no title written. The signature seems to read "Hiroshige", but the subject matter and composition are more akin to the work of Kobayashi Kiyochika. I suspect that what you have is a tourist print from the 1920s-30s which has been attributed by the publisher to "Hiroshige". During that time period, there were many Western tourists visiting Japan who wanted to bring home a "Hiroshige" print. The print publishers were all too happy to accommodate this demand and created lots of bogus "Hiroshige" prints.


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