Re: help with I.D. please


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Posted by Alec W. (76.98.179.206) on April 02, 2019 at 23:57:21:

In Reply to: Re: help with I.D. please posted by Alec W. on April 02, 2019 at 21:53:20:

Looking more carefully, I notice that there are some differences between the Waseda print and the one you posted.

First, they bear the seals of different publishers. Waseda's has that of Ezakiya Tatsuzō, and yours that of Hiranoya Chōemon. The info I have suggests that the Hiranoya Chōemon seal was used between c. 1805-1822, and the Ezakiya Tatsuzō seal c. 1832-1844.

Second, there are many small but noticeable differences in the design; the kimono pattern is different, the hairpins are different, and the text itself is a bit different. So it looks like the Waseda print was made from recarved blocks of the same original design. In truth I'm a little surprised that a publisher would republish a design like this, but I suppose publishers tried a lot of strategies to keep sales going!


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