The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province

The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province
Item# the-careoftheaged-falls-in-mino-province

Woodblock Prints Title: The Care-of-the-aged Falls in Mino Province (Mino no kuni Yôrô no taki)

Publication: 1832

Size: Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 26 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô)

Signature: Saki no Hokusai Aratame Hitsu 前北斎為一筆

Notes: All the prints from the series have 2 original states. The first edition was made by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), the second edition was made by his grandson a few years after he took over the business in the mid / late 1840's. The original set of blocks were most likely worn by age, or usage. A new set of blocks was carved for this second edition.

Original:

2 originals from different sources:



Estimated Value: Ref # TJW6

2nd State

3 originals from different sources:



An easy way to distinguish the difference between the first state is by the missing clouds in the 2nd state, replaced by a simple bokashi. See Pictures below :



Estimated Value: Ref # TJW6a

Other Versions:

1/Enji Takamizawa's replica late 1890's

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

1/ The cloud line is much longer in the replica
2/ The blue lines of the river reach the bush, as in the original, there is a white break
3/ The right margin and lower right corner have some ink smudges.

Estimated Value: Ref # TJW6b

2/ Adachi's replica mid 1930's

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

1/ Sky area much smaller than the original
2/ Hole in the tree much longer in the Adachi edition.

Estimated Value: $Ref # TJW6c