Fuji Arts’ special acquisition from Momose - This print is from a beautiful group of limited edition prints recently acquired from the archives of the publisher, The Momose Print Company of Tokyo. We purchased the entire balance of the publisher’s limited-edition inventory of all designs. They are only available on the secondary market and have become increasingly difficult to find. The prints were originally offered in a shin-hanga limited edition promotion from Momose. The Shinsui and Kaburagi beauties were sold for 280,000 yen each (approx. $2,750).
Comments - Beautiful image of a fish swimming in a pond in springtime, with blossoming plums framing the scene at left. A striking large format design with soft bokashi shading on the water. This print comes from a limited edition of woodblocks published by Momose based on earlier paintings by the artist. The edition was limited to 300, and comes with the original numbered certificate.
Publisher - Momose
Numbered - 189/300
Artist - Gyoshu Hayami (1894 - 1935)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 19" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small mark and faint stain at edge. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.