Ôno (Ohno) Bakufû (1888-1976)
Three veiltail goldfish (Kingyô) swimming between water plants.
Series: Dai Nihon gyorui gashû (Familiar Fishes of Japan)
Signature: Bakufû and artist's seal
Publisher: Kyôto Hanga-in (stamp "Kyoto Hangain Ltd." and the same in Japanese verso In bottom margin)
Date: first 1940 - this edition c. 1950
Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 38,5 x 28 cm (overall)
Very nice and crisp impression and colours, with shimmering silver mica on the fish scales. A little later edition, from the original blocks. Round red seal (Hanabishi-mon) in bottom right corner. A tiny tear in upper left margin, slight crease in top left corner. Top margin a little unevenly trimmed, few tiny spots. Overall very good condition.