The Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces

The Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchu Provinces
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Woodblock Prints Title: The Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchū Provinces (Hietsu no sakai tsuribashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyō kiran)

Publication: 1834

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

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)

Signature: Zen Saki no Hokusai Litsu Hitsu

Original: 1st state. 2 originals from different sources: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB3

2nd state. Similar to the 1st state, but the missing cloud in the middle mountain has been fixed, and the top of the right mountain now has a green bokashi: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB3a

This album highlights the main differences between the first and second state:

3rd state. Similar to the 2nd state, but the cartouche title is red, so is the bokashi in the clouds, the mountain in the middle is gray colored, the one on the left is brown and it lacks the kiwame seal : Estimated Value: Ref # FJB3b

4th state. Similar to the 2nd state, but the sky is gray colored, and the Hills are brown colored: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB3c

5th state. Similar to the 4th state with a gray colored sky, but the cartouche title is orange / brown, and the center mountain has no clouds but the blue top : Estimated Value: Ref # FJB3d

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 # FJB3e

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 # FJB3f