The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga

The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga
Item# the-hangingcloud-bridge-at-mount-gyodo-near-ashikaga

Woodblock Prints Title: The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gy˘d˘ near Ashikaga (Ashikaga Gy˘d˘zan Kumo no kakehashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meiky˘ kiran)

Publication: 1834

Size: Horizontal ˘ban; 24.5 x 36.9 cm (9 5/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)

Signature: Zen Saki no Hokusai Litsu Hitsu

Original: 1st state. 2 originals from different sources: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11

2nd state. Similar to the 1st state, but it lacks the kiwame seal, the cartouche title is white instead of yellow, as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11a

3rd state. Similar to the 2nd state, but the cartouche title is red, mount on one side of the bridge is now brown and blue , as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11b

4th state. Similar to the 2nd state, but the cartouche title is blue, the yellow and green color have been replaced by blue and brown , as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11c

5th state. Trimmed edition with black border, a red title cartouche and red orange sky, as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11d

Other Versions:

1/ Enji Takamizawa Replica 1910's

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

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The paper is thin like an edo era print, but the paper is different from the original. Later editions of this replica has a thicker paper. Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11d

2/ Unidentified Replica 1920's (Most Likely Adachi)

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

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Paper is thicker, like a Shin Hanga. Estimated Value: Ref # FJB11e