Re: Hokusai ore Shunei


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on February 29, 2020 at 17:18:28:

In Reply to: Hokusai ore Shunei posted by LatestarPF on February 20, 2020 at 10:06:31:

I wasn't able to discover much on this one, but since you asked, here's what I see:

The right cartouche says "Nidan / Chūshingura / Gakyōjin Hokusai ga" 二段・忠臣蔵・画狂人北斎画

The left starts with "Momoi no ..." (桃井の...) -- I'm not sure about the rest.

The changes from the original design (making the mountain look more like Fuji, adding Hokusai's name) seem calculated to enhance commercial appeal, a not uncommon thing for a re-issuing publisher to do.

I haven't located any image of this or any other design from this reissue series.

-A


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