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 - Lovely shin-hanga portrait of a beauty taking a stroll, holding a sheer silk fan decorated with bellflowers. The figure is rendered with fluid brush strokes creating a sense of immediacy. Beautifully printed to capture the look of a painting. This print comes from a group of woodblocks published by Momose based on earlier paintings by the artist. An attractive large format design that would make a beautiful framed display.
Artist - Ito Shinsui (1898 - 1972)
Image Size - 15 1/2" x 18" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small lightly rubbed area at upper left. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.