Re: Help with identifying a print


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on December 06, 2019 at 17:01:24:

In Reply to: Re: Help with identifying a print posted by Alec W. on December 06, 2019 at 15:18:20:

I've been thinking about this one more, and I'm not sure whether my calling the VGM prints the "same series" as the poster's print is totally right, since, going by censor seals, they were clearly issued several years apart. Marks lists the 1862 series ("Suehiro yōsan no zu"), but not anything for 1855 or 1867.

Also, I'm thinking the poster's print is probably 1867 rather than 1855, since in 1855 ovular "date-only" seals were in use -- this print has the combined aratame-date seal used in the later period.

Perhaps there was a set of original designs published in 1862 that was popular enough that the publisher commissioned an 1867 expansion to the original series?

-A


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