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Utamaro print showing


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Paul Binnie (Keyblock for Kurozuka)

The orientation of the keyblock (below left) is the mirror image of the final print (below right), as the paper irubbed face down against the block. The keyblock is now black from printing the edition. The kentô (the corner kagi and side hikitsuke registration marks) can be seen at the middle and lower left of the block, close to the image border.


Binnie woodblock

Final Print


Original drawings and proofing stages are shown at Binnie: Making a Print, while the sixteen separate printing stages from the keyblock and various color blocks are illustrated at Binnie: Printing Stages for Keyblock and Color Separations. © 2000-2019 by John Fiorillo
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