Early 20th-century Japan, during the Taishō and Shōwa periods, that revitalized traditional ukiyo-e art rooted in the Edo and Meiji periods (17th–19th century). It maintained the traditional ukiyo-e collaborative system (hanmoto system) where the artist, carver, printer, and publisher engaged in division of labor.
Shin Hanga 1
Keiichi Takasawa (Woodblock, Lithograph)
Koson (Shoson) Ohara
Very beautiful woodblock print "San Francisco" is by Toshi Yoshida. First printed in 1985. This is later edition. Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" English title "San Francisco"(impressed) on the bottom margin. "1985 nen" and Japanese title "San Francisco" in Japanese on the left margin. Later printing stamp "atozuri" and printer's stamp "Shinkichi Numabe" on verso as shown. This print is radiating melodious energy.
Paper size: 11 x 16 inches (28 x 40.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 1/2 x 14 and 1/2 inches (24 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1985, This print is later edition from original blocks.
Signed: Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition.
"Shironeko" (White Cat) by Hiroaki (Shotei) Takahashi (1871 - 1945). This print was first published in 1926. This is a later edition printed from original blocks by the original publisher. The 7 mm Watanabe seal is located near right edge of image (nearly impossible to see) and red "Heisei" seal in left margin. Signed Shotei with red artist seal "Shotei"and date "Taisho 13nen 6 gatsu" (Printed June, 1926) in upper left of image. Pristine condition, never framed and full margins. Please see cat's fur. You can see superb "Kara-zuri" (deeply gauffraged).
Paper size: 14 and 3/4 inches by 10 and 1/4 inches (37 x 26cm)
Image size: 13 and 1/4 x 9 and 1/4 inches (33.5 x 23.5cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First published in 1926. This is a later edition printed from original blocks
Signed Signed Shotei with red artist seal
Condition Pristine condition.