#20 Ushibori in Hitachi Province

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

Woodblock Prints Title: Ushibori in Hitachi Province (J˘shű Ushibori), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjűrokkei)

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 Blue outline. 3 originals from various sources: Note that there are no "All blue Aizuri-e" state. This print has blue color, with a few hints of green. If the print has been exposed to the light, the green will fade, turning the print into what could appear an all blue edition.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V20

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 # 36V20a

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 # 36V13b

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:

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 # 36V13e

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 # 36V13f