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Backlit Fuji 逆光富士

Japanese Color Woodblock Print with Etching

Backlit Fuji 逆光富士

by Miyashita Tokio, undated (c. 2000)



IHL Cat. #1112

About This Print

Not quite a "red Fuji," Miyashita gives us a view of Fuji at dusk, with the mountain taking on a deep purple hue.  One of Miyashita's post-1980s prints1, displaying a move back towards realism from the abstraction of his works created in the 1970s.  This print is very similar to the artist's 2002 print Daybreak at Mt. Fuji, shown below, and featured in The Library of Congress online exhibition On the Cutting Edge, Contemporary Japanese Prints from the 50th College Women's Association of Japan Print Show.

erso showing the deep embossing of the paper achieved by the artist's use of wire and other objects on the etching plate


Daybreak at Mt Fuji, 2002
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

1 While Miyashita did not date his prints, this print was likely created post-1980 based upon the paper not having the artist's "TM" watermark seal on the paper - a hallmark of his pre-1980 prints. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1112
 Title
Backlit Fuji 逆光富士
 Series 
 Artist 
 Miyashita Tokio (1930–2011)
 Signature 
 T Miyashita in pencil
 Seal
 not sealed
 Date undated but likely after 1980 - While Miyashita did not date his prints, this print was likely created post-1980 based upon the paper not having the artist's "TM" watermark seal on the paper - a hallmark of his pre-1980 prints.
 Edition 73 of 200
 Publisher artist
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - several pin holes (possible drying holes) 
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format 
 H x W Paper 9 1/2 x 13 in. (24.1 x 33 cm)
 H x W Image
 5 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (13.7 x 13.4 cm) 
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