Great Huge Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Kitaoka Fumio PENCIL Sign Limit# Kintai Bridge 1979
This is a HUGE very beautiful LIMITED NUMBER (89/120) ORIGINAL Japanese Shin Hanga woodblock print “Kintai Bridge “ PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock master Kitaoka Fumio (1918-) made in 1979 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an ORIGINAL woodblock print about 40 years old. This woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of gorgeous, different-styled Japanese woodblock print 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. The Kintai Bridge is a historical wooden arch bridge, in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches. The bridge is located on the foot of Mt.Yokoyama, at the top of which lies Iwakuni Castle. Kitaoka Fumio was born in Tokyo Japan 1918, and studied engraving in Paris from 1955 to 1956. From 1964 to 1965, he taught printmaking in Minneapolis Museum School of Art. His work covers a broad range from black and white to color woodblock prints, and subjects from portraits to the abstract. His woodblock prints have been collected by a lot of famous museums such as Tokyo Modern Art Museum, Boston Fine Art Museum and Modern Art Museum in New York. The information of Kitaoka Fumio and the price of his woodblock prints can be found on the Internet. The print size is 24 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. All four borders are intact. The artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE “Fumio Kitaoka”, the publication date “’1979”, title of the print “Kintai Bridge “ and the Limited Number “89/120” written in PENCIL are in the bottom border. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. 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 Washi paper. This ORIGINAL woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. It is hard to find a LIMITED-NUMBER (21/130) original Japanese woodblock print of such a beautiful and rare scene PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa woodblock print master Kitaoka Fumio in the public nowadays. This woodblock print is definitely an incredible piece for collecting. 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. If full payment is not received in 7 days, the items will be re-listed for sale. THIS IS A LIMITED-NUMBER (89/120) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER KITAOKA FUMIO MADE IN 1979. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.