We are excited to share with you a special collection of Meiji era designs, original shin-hanga prints, and high quality reprints. During a recent trip to Boston, we purchased the remaining stock from a gallery specializing in Japanese woodblock prints. This Boston gallery opened in the mid 1920's and went out of business in 1933 during the Great Depression. The original owner's daughter had kept the prints safely stored for more than 75 years! These terrific works are in wonderful condition, looking almost as if they came straight from the publisher. A real treasure trove of pre-WWII prints, with original designs ranging from classic poem slips, serene landscapes, charming birds and flowers, and popular silhouette scenes, to reprints of masterworks by Hiroshige. A great opportunity to purchase an excellent early 20th century woodblock at a low Fuji Arts price!
Beautiful woodblock of bamboo, rendered with bold calligraphic strokes. A wonderful asymmetrical design with the look of a sumi ink painting. Would make a striking framed display.
Shin-hanga & Modern artist (unsigned)
8 3/8" x 11 3/4" + margins as shown
This print with excellent color and detail, as shown. Slight toning, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.