Woodblock Prints Title:
Young Man Setting Out (Sh˘nen k˘), from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin ky˘), also called Imagery of the PoetsPublication:
Vertical Nagaban; 51.5 x 23.5 cm (20 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)Publisher:
Moriya Jihei (Kinshind˘)Signature:
Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆 Original:
2 Originals from different sources.Estimated Value:
Ref # MCJV7
1/ Enji Takamizawa's Replica Early 1890's
Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original for comparison.
1/ "Bush" design different from Original
2/ Missing yellow "Color loss" consistent with all originals
3/ Different "Hole" in the bush pattern
4/ Leaves design different (Less leaves)
This print is a near perfect replica, on edo era paper. Created to deceive. Can easily look like an original.
Estimated Value: MCJV7a
2/ Adachi's 1930's Edition
Update to come as we are waiting for a High Resolution image...