by Shin-hanga & Modern artist (not read)
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Matsumoto-Do Prints - This handsome design was published by Matsumoto-Do of Tokyo. The company sold woodblock prints and decorative household items by mail order, catering to Americans and Europeans. They issued a catalog titled "The Book of Genuine Things Japanese by Mail" which offered 1913 calendars, but we are not sure how long the company was in business. These prints likely date from 1913 to the 1920s or 1930s. Matsumoto-Do printed original shin-hanga woodblocks by artists such as Yoshimune Arai, as well as fine quality reprints of works by ukiyo-e masters such as Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. These small format designs are beautifully carved and printed with fine line work and soft bokashi shading. Each features a paper label on the reverse with the publisher's name and a stock number. We rarely see prints by Matsumoto-Do.
Artist - Shin-hanga & Modern artist (not read)
Image Size - 5 5/8" x 3 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Light toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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