#20 Ushibori in Hitachi Province

#20 Ushibori in Hitachi Province
Item# view-twenty-joshu-ushibori

Woodblock Prints Title: Ushibori in Hitachi Province (Jsh Ushibori), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjrokkei)

Publication: 1830

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

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud)

Signature: Zen Saki No Hokusai Aratame Hitsu

Original: 1st state. known as the All blue (aizuri-e). 2 originals from various sources: Estimated Value: Ref # 36V20

2nd state. known as the Blue outline. 2 originals from various sources: seamless="seamless" scrolling="no" frameBorder="0" allowFullScreen> Estimated Value: Ref # 36V20a

A variant of this 2nd state has the light blue color replaced by a light yellow inside the boat, as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # 36V20b

Later impression of this print lacks the red kiwame seal on the lower left corner, and a salmon color has been added on the boat area as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # 36V20c

3rd 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 # 36V13d

Later impression of this print have a brown colored boat instead of green, and the yellow color has been added on the boat area as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # 36V13e

Other Versions:

1/ Enji Takamizawa Replica 1910's

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

1/
2/
3/

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 # 36V13f

2/ Unidentified Replica 1920's (Most Likely Adachi)

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

1/
2/
3/


Paper is thicker, like a Shin Hanga. Estimated Value: Ref # 36V13g