Re: Hiroshige drum bridge and sunset


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on December 29, 2019 at 01:36:53:

In Reply to: Re: Hiroshige drum bridge and sunset posted by Wes on December 28, 2019 at 19:02:25:

I don't have any specific knowledge here, but I would say the same general rules apply here as for judging woodblock prints in general... are the impressions good (blocks in good condition, pigment application good)? Were the colors well chosen? If the original used special printing effects (embossing, color fades, mica, etc.) were those replicated effectively?

I don't think this design ever used any mica or embossing ("karazuri", "kimedashi"), but there are color fades ("bokashi") and you can see that the effect is slightly different from the originals. Which you prefer is obviously a matter of personal taste. Sometimes you will see reproductions where bokashi has been skipped or the color palette has been simplified to reduce production costs, but yours looks to me to be a pretty faithful recreation of the original.

-A


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