Subject:Re: Kunisada? Pale colors?
Posted By: Stan Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Your triptych was printed around 1850 (I can't see the censor seals to give a better date). At that time, the prints used vegetable dyes which fade when exposed to (UV) light. Obviously, from the frame, your print has been displayed and enjoyed over the years. As my wife says: "It's faded. It's all blue and orange."
Below are two prints (about 10 years later than yours) by Yoshiiku from our collection. Given the colors, do you think there is any relation between the two?
See the link below for the answer.
URL Title :Purple of Edo