An Extra Large Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Mori Yoshitoshi PENCIL Sign Limit# Market Place 1967
This is an EXTRA LARGE very beautiful and special LIMITED-EDITION (149/500) original Japanese Shin Hanga woodblock print signed by the famous Showa modern woodblock print master Mori Yoshitoshi (1898-1992) made in 1967. This is an original woodblock print more than 50 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. 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 19 x 14 3/4 inches, which is LARGER than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints. The artist’s pencil signature and his chop mark, the year this print was made 1967 and the LIMITED-EDITION (149/500) are in the bottom border of the print. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers on the original Japanese Washi paper. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese Mulberry paper. Four borders are intact. There are several places having paper cracks and paper lost in the images as shown in the pictures. Those cracks and paper loss are hard to be seen due to the colorful background of this original woodblock print. It is hard to find such a LARGE-SIZE beautiful LIMITED-EDITION (149/500) original Japanese woodblock print signed by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Mori Yoshitoshi in the public nowadays. Shipping is $16 anywhere in US by USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$28 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 LIMITED-EDITION (149/500) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA MODERN WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER MORI YOSHITOSHI MADE IN 1967. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.