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Cmoore24

 

Is this a first edition Honolulu? I cant find information if this is just a reproduction of one or if its the real deal. I picked it up at an antique shop and they didnt have information other than its vintage and its Hiroshiges Azuma Shrine Camphor Trees

  • Horst

    It is print no. 31 from Hiroshige's series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Hundred_Famous_Views_of_Edo
    But your copy is a photomechanical reproduction.
     

  • Horst

    You can see an untrimmed original copy of the print here: https://egenolfgallery.com/ja/products/hiroshige-%E5%BA%83%E9%87%8D-azuma-shrine-and-the-entwined-campphor-%E5%90%BE%E5%AC%AC%E3%81%AE%E6%A3%AE%E9%80%A3%E7%90%86%E3%81%AE%E6%A2%93?variant=39803712176210
    Look at the bottom left margin; there is the seal of the publisher Sakanaya Eikichi (下谷魚栄; Shitaya, Uoei). The seal is complete.
    The left edge of the seal is missing on your print. This means that the template was a slightly trimmed print (like here https://creativepark.canon/jp/contents/CNT-0030020/index.html ), which was then printed on a larger sheet of paper.
    The resolution of your photo is good enough to see that the paper of your copy is Japanese, but from more recent times because the typical fiber structure is missing.

    For value, you can search online to find out what comparable reproductions of Hiroshige prints cost.

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