#17 Lake Suwa in Shinano Province

#17 Lake Suwa in Shinano Province
Item# view-seventeen-shinshu-suwa-ko

Woodblock Prints Title: Lake Suwa in Shinano Province (Shinshū Suwa-ko), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

Publication: 1830

Size: Horizontal ōban; 26.2 x 38.7 cm (10 5/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)

Signature: Zen Saki No Hokusai Aratame Hitsu

Original: 1st state. known as the All blue (Aizuri-e). 2 originals from different sources. Estimated Value: Ref # 36V17

2nd state. This particular print has an intermediate state known as the semi all blue, blue outline. It has a green added color, and the house and plants up front have a brown color:

A similar state with yellow color instead of brown was printed later on, as seen below: Please note that a faded edition of the semi all blue would still differentiate from the first edition, as there is no Bokashi (Color shading) in the hill under the house. This one might be a colorless state, as the sky is filled in blue, but the hill has no bokashi and the house has no yellow or brown: Estimated Value: Ref # 36V17a

3rd state. This is known as the blue outline. It has added colors (Green, yellow and salmon) and lack the kiwame seal on the lower left corner. The sunset is now salmon colored. 2 originals from different sources:

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V17b

4th state.This is the semi all blue black outline. Similar to the previous state, It differs from the semi all blue, 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

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V17c

5th 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.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V17d

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 # 36V17e

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 # 36V17f