Orig Japanese woodblock print LIMITED# PENCIL SIGN Aoyama Black Cat
This is an Extra LARGE, very beautiful and rare LIMITED NUMBER (24/100) ORIGINAL Japanese woodblock print masterpiece “Black Cat” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Sosaku Hanga woodblock print master Aoyama Masaharu (Seiji) (1893-1969), made in the Showa Era IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an original woodblock print signed by Aoyama Masaharu (Seiji). This woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of Asian art and Japanese woodblock print collections in my family. We are gradually selling them. Masaharu Aoyama was born in the Saitama prefecture in 1893. He had studied traditional ink painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Aoyama participated in the official Teiten exhibitions with his ink paintings. As a printmaker he was close to the SOSAKU HANGA art movement. Many of his woodblock prints were self-carved and self-printed. Information on and prices for Aoyama’s woodblock prints can be easily found on the Internet. The size of this woodblock print is 16 1/4 x 11 inches, which is larger than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints. The artist’s signature and chop mark are at the upper right corner of this woodblock print. The artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE “M. Aoyama” and the PENCIL SIGNED LIMITED NUMBER of the print “24/100”, which means the 24th print out of 100 prints” are in the bottom border. All four borders are intact. The 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 woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. It is hard to find such a beautiful original Japanese woodblock print signed by the famous Sosaku Hanga woodblock print master Aoyama Masaharu (Seiji) in the public nowadays and it 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. THIS IS A LIMITED-NUMBER (24/100) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER AOYAMA MASAHARU (SEIJI) MADE IN 1960'S. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.