36 Views of Mt Fuji # 31 Nihonbashi by Hokusai
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Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Prints Title: Nihonbashi Bridge in Edo (Edo Nihon-bashi), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
1st Publication: 1831
Size: Horizontal ōban; 26.2 x 38.7 cm (10 5/16 x 15 1/4 in.)
Date of this edition: 1831, 1st edition, Blue Outline
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)
Condition: Vertical center crease now flattened, some soiling, remnants from prior mounting on the upper corners. Very good colors, fair impression, good to very good overall condition.
Notes: This is an important print from the 36 views of Mt Fuji series. There are two known stage of this print : The blue outline, where the title is written in blue, and the borders around the title are also blue, and the black outline, more colorful, with black ink on the title and border. The blue outline is the earliest version and the most sought after.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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