36 Views of Mt Fuji # 4 Mannen Bridge by Hokusai Blue Outline
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Prints Title: Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa (Fukagawa Mannen-bashi no shita), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
1st Publication: 1831
Size: 13" x 10-1/4" (33 x 26 cm)
Date of this edition: 1831, 1st Edition
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)
Condition: 2" (5 cm) trimming on the right side of the print. Restored center tear. Some toning, some soiling, some repairs including a small patch by the base of the bridge on the right side. Poor overall condition.
Notes: This is an important print from the 36 views of Mt Fuji series. There are two known states 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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