A HUGE Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Mori Yoshitoshi Limit# Pencil Sign Samurai 1989
This is an HUGE very beautiful and special LIMITED-EDITION (13/70) original Japanese Shin Hanga woodblock print “Samurai” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa modern woodblock print master Mori Yoshitoshi (1898-1992) made in 1989 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an original woodblock print about 30 years old. This original woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of gorgeous, different-styled Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collections in my family, which we are gradually selling. To see more on my family Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collection, please search for shinhangagallery.com on Google. Yoshitoshi Mori was born in Tokyo and had an academic art training at the Kawabata School of Fine Arts. After graduating from the art school, Mori became a textile designer and dyer of kimono fabrics. When Mori made his first print, he was nearly sixty years old. His style is modern and typically Sosaku Hanga. Another artist who used the technique, kappazuri that Mori used was Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996), also a member of the sosaku hanga movement. Yoshitoshi Mori had an incredible energy in his late years. From the late 50s until the end of his life he exhibited regularly in Japan and abroad in numerous arts shows. In 1984, Yoshitoshi was awarded an honorary doctorate by Maryland University. The prints by Mori Yoshitoshi are in major museums like the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and certainly a few more. Prints by Mori Yoshitoshi are rather rare and expensive. The print size is 20 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints. The artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE, the year this print was made 1989 and his chop mark are at the lower right corner of the print while the LIMITED-EDITION (13/70) is at the lower left corner of the print. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers on the original Japanese Washi paper. This woodblock print is attached to a thin original Japanese Washi backing paper sized 21x14 ½ inches to protect it from tearing and forming worm-holes. At the top edge in the back of the print, there are two tape residues, which does not affect the images of this original woodblock print. Four borders are intact. This original woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. It is hard to find such a HUGE beautiful LIMITED-EDITION (13/70) original Japanese woodblock print PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Mori Yoshitoshi in the public nowadays. Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check, western union 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 anywhere in US by 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. THIS IS A HUGE LIMITED-EDITION (13/70) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA MODERN WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER MORI YOSHITOSHI MADE IN 1989. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.