EXTRA LARGE Japanese Woodblock Print Shiun Kondo Iris WATERMARK
This is an EXTRA LARGE very beautiful and rare Japanese woodblock print “Iris” from the Series “Twelve Aspects of Fine Women” signed by the Showa woodblock print master Shiun Kondo (1912-1945) BEARING THE ORIGINAL ISHUKANKOKAI PUBLISHER WATERMARK IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This woodblock print is from my family seven-decade old collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art. To see more on my family Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collections, please search for shin hanga gallery on Internet. The size of this woodblock print is 18 3/4 x 13 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin-Hanga woodblock prints. The artist’s signature and his chop mark are at the lower left corner of the woodblock print. The publisher Ishukankokai chop mark and the carver and printer chop seals are in the lower left border WHILE THE ORIGINAL ISHUKANKOKAI KANJI PUBLISHER WATERMARK AFTER TRANSLATION IS “MOUNTAIN RESORT” IS RIGHT BELOW THEM AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURES. Please note that it is not a stain or defect. Please refer to the picture for a more clear understanding. Usually publishers only put this kind of watermark on very expensive Japanese woodblock prints in Japan. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. All four borders are intact. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of original Japanese mulberry Washi paper. This woodblock print has been carefully preserved in my family during the past decades. Except for a paper wrinkle in the upper middle border, which has been there since the print was first made, this woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check and personal check are accepted. Personal checks will take about ten days to clear. Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax. Shipping is $16 dollars anywhere in US via USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$25 through airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. We do combined shipping. If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged.