#24 Snowy Morning at Koishikawa

#24 Snowy Morning at Koishikawa
Item# view-twenty-four-koishikawa-yuki-no-ashita

Woodblock Prints Title: Snowy Morning at Koishikawa (Koishikawa yuki no ashita), 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. The first edition has a light blue sky throughout.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V24

Later impression of this print lacks the bokashi in the sky, leaving it white, as seen below:

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V24a

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, and the sunset is brown. There is no kiwame seal anymore in the lower right corner.

Later impression of this print have the sky in black instead of blue, as seen below:

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V24b

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 # 36V24c

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 # 36V24d