Huge Original Japanese woodblock Print LIMIT# PENCIL Hashimoto Okiie Shiretoko Sunset
Description & History- This is a HUGE very beautiful, special and LIMITED-NUMBER (49/80) original Japanese woodblock Shin Hanga print “Shiretoko Sunset” PENCIL SIGNED by the Famous Taisho/Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Hashimoto Okiie (1899-1993) made in 1986 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an original woodblock print 30 years old. This woodblock print is from Dr. Ben family seven-decade old collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art.
Artist- Hashimoto Okiie (1899-1993)
Medium- Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Date of Creation- Original Japanese Woodblock Print, 1986
Print Size- 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin-Hanga woodblock prints.
Print Condition- Shiretoko Japan is in registered the World Heritage Listings in 2005 as shown http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%25E7%259F%25A5%25E5%25BA%258A_(%25E4%25B8%2596%25E7%2595%258C%25E9%2581%25BA%25E7%2594%25A3)&prev=search.
Hashimoto Okiie is a famous Shin Hanga woodblock artist in the Showa Era. Hashimoto Okiie was born in Tottori prefecture; studied at Tokyo School of Fine Arts; taught art and then became principal of Tokyo First Women’s High School until he retired in 1955 to devote all his time to print making. He is well known for strong, colorful prints of gardens, castles, and nature scene. He is as famous as Kawase Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida. They opened a new Era of Ukiyoe and formed the core of Shin-Hanga. Hashimoto Okiie’s work values at thousands of dollars and is highly searched for by collectors all over the world. The information of Hashimoto Okiie life and the price of his woodblock prints can be found at any search engine of Internet such as http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gAxCUJjUEuTF2QXt5YHIDA&ved=0CFkQsAQ&biw=1173&bih=820&q=Hashimoto%20Okiie%20woodblock&orq=Hashimoto+Okiie++woodblock; http://www.sarugallery.com/default.php?L=3&sort=p&ID=149&gclid=COCyiIy_lLICFUHbtgodrmsAdw; and http://www.trocadero.com/stores/galeriehafner/items/679682/item679682.html.
The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. The artist’s chop mark is at the lower left corner of the print while the PENCIL WRITTEN LIMITED-EDITION (49/80), the title of this print “Shiretoko Sunset”, the artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE, and the date this print was made 1986 are in the bottom border. Four borders are intact. 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. As far as I can tell there are no defects, stains, or foxing, this ORIGINAL woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
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Shipping- Shipping is $16 anywhere in US by USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. Due to the recent postage raise for the large dimension international mail, international shipping charges are US$35 through 1st class airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. If you choose 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.