Great Huge Original Japanese Woodblock Print Ito Shinsui Bijin-ga Firefly
This is a HUGE very beautiful, and special original Japanese woodblock print “Firefly” signed by the famous Taisho/Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Shinsui Ito (1898-1974) published by the famous printmaker MoMoSe made in Showa Era (1925~1987) 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 and Asian art collections in my family, which we are gradually selling. Ito Shinsui belongs to the great masters of the Shin Hanga movement. In 1952 the Japanese government declared his artwork an intangible national treasure, the highest public award a Japanese artist could achieve. The print size is 20 1/4 x 16 1/2 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 signature and his chop are at the lower right corner of the print while the title of the print “Firefly”, the publisher “MoMoSe”, the carver and printer’s chop marks are in the left border. This original 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. This original woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Please examine the photos. It is hard to find such a beautiful original Japanese woodblock print signed by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Ito Shinsui 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 anywhere in US by USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$20 through 1st class airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. If buyer chooses to mail by international priority mail with tracking and limited insurance, it costs around $50. We do combined shipping. If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged. All items will be shipped together. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER ITO SHINSUI MADE IN 1970S. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.