#2 Fine Wind Clear Weather aka Red Fuji

#2 Fine Wind Clear Weather aka Red Fuji
Item# view-two-gaifu-kaisei

Woodblock Prints Title: Fine Wind, Clear Weather (Gaifū kaisei), also known as Red Fuji, 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: Hokusai aratame Hitsu

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

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V2

2nd state. known as the Black Outline. 2 Originals from different sources. 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, but also the red is much less pronounced, there is no green, and mainly, there is a blue bokashi on the lower left section of the sky area.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V2a

3rd state. known as the All Blue Black Outline. Similar to the black outline, although it has no red color at all.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V2b

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 # 36V2c

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 # 36V2d