Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Print Title:
Seven-Mile Beach in Sagami Province (Sōshū Shichiri-ga-hama), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)1st Publication:
14 3/4" x 10" (37.5 x 25.5 cm)Date of this edition: 1830, second State (Semi all blue)* Publisher:
Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)Condition:
Mild fading, small stains in the sky area.Notes:
* There are 4 known states of this particular print :
1/ The all blue, as seen HERE
2/ The semi all blue, just like this one, visible HERE
3/ The Blue Outline, visible HERE
4/ The Black outline, similar to the blue outline, with black key blocks instead of blue.
The obvious difference is in the sky area, where the all blue has a blue sunset, the semi all blue has a full blue sky, the blue and black outline have a salmon color sunset.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.