The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaido Road

The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaido Road
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Woodblock Prints Title: The Waterfall at Ono on the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô Ono no bakufu)

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 # TJW3

2nd State

1 original:



An easy way to distinguish the difference between the first and second state is by looking at the right side of the print. See Picture below :



Estimated Value: Ref # TJW3a

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.

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Estimated Value: Ref # TJW3b

2/ Adachi's replica mid 1930's

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

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Estimated Value: Ref # TJW3c