Subject:Re: Original Utagawa Hiroshige I print?
Posted By: Brett Tue, May 09, 2017
Thanks for replying. From what I saw, there were two original life time prints made of this print. One was the one you posted which was made by the publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô). The second one, which is the one that I have was made by Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô). Both of them are in the MFA. The link that shows the one similar to mine is located here http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/bird-and-loquat-235533
I am not sure what this means. I can't find the information that led me to assume this was a lifetime print, but I remember reading that there were two publishers that owned the rights to this print during Hiroshige's life time. Maybe someone else knows more about this. The one in the link above shows many similarities in lines and ink, also the size is a precise match.