Re: print identification


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on July 08, 2020 at 22:25:35:

In Reply to: Re: print identification posted by mimi r. to Alec on July 08, 2020 at 21:20:22:

Well, it's always a little hard to know what you're looking at with these things, but one observation I'll make is that it used to be common practice to print illustrated books in "deluxe" and "budget" versions. The deluxe versions might use more color blocks or use other luxury printing effects that would be omitted from other (usually later) printings.

In this case, it appears to me that the keyblock your print was made from has small but significant design differences from the MFA's impression -- presumably yours is from a later recarved edition.

There's also another version of the design that the Pushkin Museum has that is missing some of the text:

http://www.japaneseprints.ru/data/engravings/List_8_Krasavica_Ukifune_s_gravyuroy_v_rukah.php?lang=en

-A


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