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Posted by Lucienne (188.62.117.76) on February 22, 2022 at 22:04:34:

In Reply to: Re: Help with any age info please - posted by Rosa Hollow on February 22, 2022 at 17:44:57:

Rosa
Hope this will help clarify the information

The lower left of the print indicates the artist, the date and the publisher.

In the red cartouche is the signature of Utagawa Hiroshige I
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshige
When dealing with Hiroshige signatures always verify the date to determine if the artist is I, II or III.

Round and oval seals
From XII/1853 to XI/1857 an Aratame seal was applied along with the date seal indicating the cyclic date of the year and the month of the inspection.
On your print the date is 1855/07 (oval seal) and Aratame examined (round seal)

The publisher is Tsutaya Kichiz˘ (K˘eid˘)
Link see section 11 Under a Triple Mountain
http://www.printsofjapan.com/Publishers_page_2.htm

Upper right corner
"rectangular red cartouche" Series' title 五十三次名所図会
and station number 十八
"square yellow cartouche" description of the station 興津 おきつ川 さつたの峠

Have a good look at the MFA print (download it)
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/206909

There is no explanation for the handwritten number on the passe-partout.


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