Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
The Mitsui Shop at Suruga-ch˘ in Edo (K˘to Suruga-ch˘ Mitsui-mise ryakuzu)1st Publication:
1830 - 1831Size:
14-3/4 x 10-1/4Date of this edition: 1830's Publisher:
Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)Condition:
Some stains in the title area, some soiling and thinning. Remnant from prior mounting. Edges are uneven. A repaired crack near the title. Some color fading. Excellent impression, 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. This is the black outline.
A similar copy is referenced by the Museum of Fine Art HEREPictures:
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.