Posted by Horst Graebner (126.96.36.199) on February 08, 2021 at 10:20:35:
In Reply to: Utagawa Kunisada - View of Shinagawa - d posted by Bibliophile on February 07, 2021 at 21:58:27:
There is no closer examination of the various printing states of the individual prints in this series. What is certain is that there must have been many editions, including a new edition with new printing plates, but all are from the 1830s.
All prints (with the exception of Fujieda station) have versions with a red Sanoya Kihei seal. There are versions of about half of the prints with a black seal of Moriya Jihei, of which there are in turn variants that also additionally bear the seal of Sanoya Kihei. And there are also prints that have no publisher's seal at all. See Andreas Marks, "Kunisada's Tōkaidō. Riddles in Japanese Woodblock Prints.“ Hotei Publishing, Leiden 2013, pages 59 to 83.
It's not possible to decide which print belongs to which edition.
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