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 - Charming image of two birds perched on a blossoming cherry branch. The background is delicately shaded, adding depth to the work. Uemura Shoko was the son of the famous shin-hanga artist Uemura Shoen, and he was known for his kacho-e or birds and flowers paintings. This large format design would make an attractive framed display. This print comes from a limited edition of woodblocks published by Momose based on an earlier painting by the artist. The edition was limited to 300, and comes with the original certificate noting the edition size, but the certificate does not have an individual number on it.
Artist - Uemura Shoko (1902 - 2001)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 18 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few tiny spots in margins, crease at edge. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.