The Tenman Bridge in Settsu Province

The Tenman Bridge in Settsu Province
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Woodblock Prints Title: The Tenman Bridge in Settsu Province (Sesshū Tenmanbashi), 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. 3 originals from different sources: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB1

2nd state. Similar to the 1st state, but without a kiwame seal, and a dark blue river after the bridge: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB2a

3rd state. Trimmed edition with black border:

Estimated Value: Ref # FJB2b

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 # FJB1b

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 # FJB1c