#25 Lower Meguro

#25 Lower Meguro
Item# view-twenty-five-shimo-meguro

Woodblock Prints Title: Lower Meguro (Shimo-Meguro), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

Publication: 1831

Size: Horizontal ōban; 26.2 x 38.7 cm (10 5/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)

Signature: Zen Saki No Hokusai Litsu Hitsu

Original: 1st state. known as the Blue Outline. 2 originals from different sources:

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V25

2nd state. known as the Black Outline. It differs from the blue outline, as the main key block uses black ink instead of blue ink. The difference is obvious when looking at the lines around the title.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V25a

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 # 36V25c

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 # 36V25d