#21 The Mitsui Shop at Suruga-ch˘ in Edo

#21 The Mitsui Shop at Suruga-ch˘ in Edo
Item# view-twenty-one-toto-suruga-cho

Woodblock Prints Title: The Mitsui Shop at Suruga-ch˘ in Edo (Edo Suruga-ch˘ Mitsui-mise ryakuzu), 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 different sources.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V21

2nd state. A variant of the 1st state has a blue sunset. 3 originals from different sources.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V21a

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, and the sunset is brown.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V21b

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 # 36V21c

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 # 36V21d