Young Man Setting Out

Young Man Setting Out
Item# young-man-setting-out

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 Poets

Publication: 1833

Size: 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

Other Versions:

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...