Re: Kiyochika Kobayashi print

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Posted by Julius ( on December 09, 2018 at 14:42:20:

In Reply to: Re: Kiyochika Kobayashi print posted by Gordon on December 09, 2018 at 02:32:28:

Thank you Gordon - fascinating stuff!

If I understand you correctly the artist only indicated what colors to use and where to use them - the printer selected the specific hues of each color and these could change in later editions?

In regards to woodgrain indicating an early print I realise I should have chosen my words more carefully.

Would it be more correct to assume that woodgrain patterns are indicative of the print being early in the print run (meaning that it's more likely to be number 100 of 10 000 rather than number 9999 of 10 000), but not actually saying anything if the print is from an early edition?

Yeah, the two prints in Plasmos response are clearly different and seems to be from two different editions: 1884 and 1902 respectively.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful response Gordon; learning is always a gift!

Kind regards


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