Ayame (Iris)

Tatsumi Shimura


"Ayame" (Iris) this elegant woodblock print is by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). Limited Edition 319 of 450. Tatsumi specialized in bijin ga - prints of beautiful women. He is most famous for his series "Five Figures of Modern Beauties". This limited edition print is numbered 319 of 450. Carver; Torazo Matsuda (very famous carver in Japan), Printer; Takeshi Uesugi, and Publisher; Yuyudo. Carver name and printer name on the lower right margin and publisher seal on the lower left margin. Artist signature and the personal seal located in the upper right of the image. Large red "Tatsumi Kenin" seal in lower margin reads, "Tatsumi seal of approval". Absolutely stunning original Japanese handmade woodblock print. Bijin (beautiful woman) drawn by Tatsumi are truly elegant and graceful. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 19 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches (49 x 41 cm)
Image size: 17 and 1/2 by 14 and 3/4 inches (44.5 x 37.3 cm)
Sheet number: 319/450
Date: N/A
Signed: Artist name“Tatsumi” and red seal located in the upper right of image
Condition: Excellent condition. Please note there is typical faint mat line from being framed. It's hardly noticeable. The image part is superb.