Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Shimura Tatsumi PENCIL Sign LIMITED# Maiko
This is an EXTRA LARGE very rare, beautiful and LIMITED-NUMBER (31/450) original Japanese woodblock print “Maiko” from the Series “Modern Beauties Bijin Ga, Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Shin-Hanga artist Shimura Tatsumi (1907-1980) published by the famous printmaker YuYuDo in 1970s IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This ORIGINAL woodblock print is more than 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. We are gradually selling. Shimura Tatsumi was born in Takasaki in the Gunma prefecture under the given name of Sentaro in 1907. Shimura Tatsumi was specialized in bijin-ga the genre of the depiction of beautiful women. The women in his woodblock prints look very fashionable, trendy, beautiful and cute- with big eyelashes and sensual lipstick mouths. Shimura Tatsumi was mainly a traditional Japanese painter so he did not create a lot of bijin ga prints before he died in 1980. The designs of his woodblock prints have an individual style and are something special and beautiful. Because of these reasons, his Bijin ga woodblock prints are hard to find and are highly priced in all over the world. The information of Shimura Tatsumi and his woodblock print can be easily found on any search engine. The size of this woodblock print is 19 x 16 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional woodblock prints. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. This woodblock print is not attached any backing paper or cardboard and Ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry Washi paper. All four borders are intact. The artist’s signature and his chop mark are at the upper right corner of the print while the carver and printer’s chop marks are at the lower right border. The PENCIL WRITTEN LIMITED-NUMBER (31/450) and another artist’s chop mark are in the bottom border. The publisher YuYuDo chop mark is in the lower left border. This woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Original Shimura Tatsumi’s Bijin-ga woodblock prints are not often found in the public nowadays. This original 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 (31/450) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER SHIMURA TATSUMI MADE IN 1970S. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.