Re: Hiroshige II or?


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Posted by Alec W. (24.123.224.9) on August 12, 2021 at 03:42:06:

In Reply to: Hiroshige II or? posted by Frederik on August 11, 2021 at 23:13:56:

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Yes, it's by Hiroshige II, here signing "nidaime Hiroshige ga" 二代目 広重 画.

The publisher seal belongs to Iseya Kanekichi 伊勢屋兼吉, and the censor/date seal is for 1859.1.

The only discussion I have found on this is on this Japanese-language page:

https://www.kabuki-za.com/syoku/2/no97.html

I don't read Japanese, but I gather there are three designs, each illustrating four months of the year. Your design covers the last four months.

The title seems to be "Meisho mitate jūnikagetsu" 名所看立十二箇月 -- note the non-standard spelling of "mitate" (usually 見立).

The National Diet Library has all three designs:

https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1312619

Also see this image of the three designs together:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NDL-DC_1312619-Utagawa_Hiroshige_II-%E5%90%8D%E6%89%80%E7%9C%8B%E7%AB%8B%E5%8D%81%E4%BA%8C%E7%AE%87%E6%9C%88-%E5%AE%89%E6%94%BF6-cmb.jpg

-A



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