Re: Help to id triptych..Hiroshige?

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Posted by Lucienne ( on February 25, 2021 at 14:29:04:

In Reply to: Help to id triptych..Hiroshige? posted by Linda on February 24, 2021 at 20:17:21:

The single nanushi censor seal is that of Kinugasa Fusajiro VI/1843-XI/1846.

I was unable to find an identical publisher seal but there are three similar ones in Andreas Marks Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compedium : ref. 08-097,
25-251, 30-040 all point to the same publisher no. 304 Masudaya Ginjiro 1830-1871 (both Hiroshige i and Hiroshige ii are listed)

The publisher seal on the Fujisawa Ukiyo-o Museum print seems to be Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) active 1800-1875 Marks seal ref. 25-210/446. According to Marks this specific seal was used 1820's to 60's.

This still doesn't tell us when your triptych was printed.
You might already know that woodblocks were a commodity and were being traded or sold to other publishers or pawnshops. Publishers were usually also vendors, and commonly sold each other's wares in their shops.
When carving replacement blocks the publisher could give the print a "new look".
For a detailed explanation go to chapter "Production" here's the link Ukiyo-e - Wikipedia"

Have fun reading

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