Re: polyptique

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Posted by Alec W. ( on January 20, 2022 at 12:18:56:

In Reply to: polyptique posted by pascal hemon on January 20, 2022 at 05:50:25:

It's a Hiroshige II panoramic view of the 53 stations of the Tōkaidō, entitled "Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi ichiran" 東海道五十三次一覧. The censor seals are for Bunkyū 3, 12th month -- this is notionally 1863, though it actually falls in early 1864 in the Gregorian calendar.

The publisher here is almost certainly Fujiokaya Keijirō 藤岡屋慶次郎 -- the publisher seal does not seem to be in Marks, but it reads "Fujikei han" 藤慶板, which is pretty unambiguous.

The Fujisawa Museum has credible-looking metadata on this one:

The University of British Columbia Library has a good scan (save for a weird smear near the right edge), but they appear to have their dates and attribution wrong:


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