HERES A SIGNED ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1950S MODERN MIDCENTURY JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT BY MASAHARU AOYAMA (1893 – 1969) DISPLAYING A WATCHFUL OWL PERCHED HIGH UP AMONG THE PINE TREES AND LOOKING DOWNWARD PRESUMABLY AT ITS PREY WHILE A FLOCK OF GEESE ARE FLYING BY IN THE DISTANCE! The dimensions of the color woodblock print that can be viewed within the matt board are sixteen inches (16) in height by eleven inches (11) in width. Presumably, the dimensions of the woodblock print continue underneath the matt board. The overall dimensions of the original wooden frame are approximately twenty two and one quarter inches (22 1/4) in height by seventeen and one half inches (17 1/2) in width. Pencil signed in the lower right corner M. Aoyama along with Aoyama’s red seal located in the bottom left corner. Also, Please Note: This Masaharu Aoyama color woodblock print was acquired from an important estate in Carmel, California. The estate had been owned by a well-known collector of Asian art and design. To this end, there is a small inventory number attached to the front side bottom edge of the wooden frame. Condition: This Masaharu Aoyama color woodblock print itself looks to be in very nice and clean condition. But please pay attention — there are a number of age-related grime spots on the inside surface of the glass covering the print and the only way to clean them off is to remove the print and the sheet of glass from its original backing (which has never been done). Also, the original wooden frame has some small scuffs that show up as “red” areas but these are small and unobtrusive. And the original paper backing is still intact but does have punctures, tears, and small age spotting. Again, the Masaharu Aoyama color woodblock print itself looks to be in very nice and clean condition! Aoyama Masaharu (Seiji), born in Saitama prefecture studied traditional ink painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Following his studies he took a position at the Imperial Household Museum, which he kept until his early retirement in 1936. Aoyama exhibited his ink paintings in the official state controlled Teiten events, an equivalent of the French Salon. He produced his first prints in the 1920s. Some self-carved and self-printed (jizuri) some published with cooperation of Ishiyama publishing agency, are in close relation with the modern manner of the Sosaku Hanga movement. Aoyamas favorite subjects were kachoga, images of birds, flowers and small animals. LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD “EAMES” BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14 THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES — ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. 15 PLEASE — NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16 AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! 17 LASTLY — WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. The item “SIGNED MASAHARU AOYAMA JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT MIDCENTURY MODERN OWL ART” is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “singeldad” and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.