The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province

The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province
Item# the-careoftheaged-falls-in-mino-province

Woodblock Prints Title: The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province (Mino no kuni Yôrô no taki)

Publication: 1832

Size: Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 26 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô)

Signature: Saki no Hokusai Aratame Hitsu 前北斎為一筆

1st statel: 2 originals from different sources: Estimated Value: Ref # TJW6

2nd state

An easy way to differenciate the 1st to 2nd state is with the missing clouds.

Estimated Value: Ref # TJW6a

Other Versions:

1/ Adachi's replica 1950's

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original 1st state for comparison.

1/ Sky area much smaller than the original
2/ Hole in the tree much longer in the Adachi edition.

Estimated Value: $Ref # TJW6c

2/ Oedo Mokuhansha's replica 1960's

Published by Kaiseisha / Oedo mokuhansha; Carved by Torazo Matsuda, Printed by Isamu Nakai.

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original 1st state for comparison.

1/ The cloud line is much longer in the replica
2/ The blue lines of the river reach the bush, as in the original, there is a white break
3/ The right margin and lower right corner have some ink smudges.

Estimated Value: Ref # TJW6b

3/ Takamizawa's replica