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First state & Later state

04/08/2018 | news

HIROSHIGE: Hashiba Ferry and roof tile kilns at Sumida River, from Meisho Edo hyakkei (One hundred views of famous places of Edo), 1857

Left; First state / Right: Later state

Printer can print up to 2,000 copies. Earlier editions are called shozuri (first state). Such big differences. The first state on left is what Hiroshige meant to be. The later state on right is also quite good impression and condition, but first state is more crisp-clear, as if you are looking with well-focused eye glasses.


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