The Kannon of the Pure Waterfall at Sakanoshita

The Kannon of the Pure Waterfall at Sakanoshita
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Woodblock Prints Title: The Kannon of the Pure Waterfall at Sakanoshita on the T˘kaid˘ Road (T˘kaid˘ Sakanoshita Kiyotaki Kannon)

Publication: 1832

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

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)

Signature: Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

Original:

2 originals from different sources:



Estimated Value: Ref # TJW7

Other Versions:

1/Enji Takamizawa's Replica 1918

Enji Takamizawa's replicas are near perfect, and designed to deceive collectors and experts. The key blocks are very similar to the original, the paper used has the same thickness and consistency, even the hues and pigments are from the 19th century. Many museums still carry his replicas and have them listed as originals. All the replicas from this series were made based on "trimmed" originals, so Takamizawa had to "re-create" the missing edges. If it wasn't for that mistake, the set could easily pass for a second state. Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original for comparison.

1/ Short lines ending at the margin
2/ Missing bush
3/ Dark blue of the river ending at the margin, as they merge on the original
4/ Hole in the tree leaves not present in original

A quick way to distinguish the difference between the original and the near perfect replica is by the missing bush on the right side of the print:

An important point when it come to the value of this replica, is that since Takamizawa was attempting to sell these prints as "originals", he also priced them as such. When they were sold in the early 1920's, they were sold between $ 1,000 to $ 1,500 of today's current money value.
Estimated Value: Ref # TJW7a

2/ Adachi's replica 1950's

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

1/ No green Bokashi
2/ Trunk is yellow colored instead of dark green
3/ Hole in bush is much smaller then the original

Estimated Value: Ref # TJW7b

3/ 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.

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Estimated Value: Ref # TJW7c