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 - Striking image of a rare black peony, with a large blossom atop a slender stem, surrounded by foliage with a bud just beginning to open below. Beautiful shading on the petals and leaves adds dimension. A large format woodblock that would make a handsome and unusual display. This print is from a limited edition of 300, numbered 83 in the bottom margin.
Artist - Gyoshu Hayami (1894 - 1935)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 20 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight rippling from printing process. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.