Re: Japanese woodblock help

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Posted by Alec W. ( on May 25, 2020 at 19:42:25:

In Reply to: Japanese woodblock help posted by David M. Hempel on May 25, 2020 at 18:55:34:

As manuD says, this forum has a "no valuations" policy, but a couple of remarks...

One of the major difficulties in valuing Japanese prints is that a great many reprints exist. Reprinting really got going starting in the 1890s, and a well-made old reprint can be pretty difficult to distinguish from an original.

For example, the print you have shared is from a series originally published in 1830:

But, I see from a dealer website that there was a post-war reprint of this series:

So, particularly if you have hundreds of prints, you're going to want to talk to an expert appraiser/dealer.


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