Re: Year

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Posted by Alec W. ( on February 04, 2020 at 03:44:37:

In Reply to: Year posted by Clay on February 04, 2020 at 01:00:13:

I would say after 1858 but not later than 1867.

Here is what I take to be an earlier edition of this design, published by Aritaya Seiemon and bearing date seals for 1858/11:

According to Marks, Aritaya Seiemon ceased operation around 1861.

The print you have shared was published, I believe, by Enshūya Hikobei. That publisher dissolved around 1867.

So my hunch is that Enshūya Hikobei acquired a collection of used blocks from Aritaya Seiemon's liquidation and reissued this design, probably along with others, in the early- to mid-1860s.


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