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Miyuki from the series A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print

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Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Miyuki from the series

A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures

in Woodblock Print

by Takehisa Yumeji, 1976

(after an earlier work)

Northern Winter from the series Ten Subjects of Women


IHL Cat. #2294

About This Print

One of twenty posthumous large-format prints created between 1978-19801 by the Kyoto publisher Kyoto Hanga-In, after earlier Yumeji illustrations.   These large-format prints are part of the series titled Takehisa Yumeji moku-hanga shu 竹下夢二木版画集 (A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print). 

This print is reproduction of a late Taisho-era work by Yumeji pictured below. Miyuki is the blind heroin of Shōutsushi Asagaobanashi (生写朝顔話), commonly known as Asagao Nikki (朝顔日記). Miyuki has gone blind from weeping over her separation from her lover.

Miyuki, late Taisho
Color on paper
Height: 27.5 cm (10.8 in); Width: 20 cm (7.8 in)
image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TakehisaYumeji-LateTaish%C5%8D-Miyuki.png


Each print was packaged in an envelope along with an explanatory insert and a decorative protective sheet.

[Note: for photos of how each print is packaged by the publisher, Kyoto Hanga-in, see Waiting for Spring from the series A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print.]

1 Daiwa Shinagawa, President of Kyoto Hanga-In, confirmed the publication date for this print as between 1978-1980 in response to my inquiry made on May 1, 2012. She also confirmed that the series consisted of 20 prints.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2294
 Title or Description Miyuki 深雪
 Series Takehisa Yumeji moku-hanga shu 竹下夢二木版画集 (A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print)
 Artist
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Signature
 Yumeji
 Seal of the Artist
竹 Takehisa
 Publication Date 1976  
 Edition 120/300
 Publisher
京都版画院大江戸版 Kyoto Hanga-in O-Edo edition [Marks 25-485; publisher ref. 284]
Shinagawa seal (family name of publisher)

 Carver
彫: 遠藤光局 Endō Kōkyoku 摺: 伊藤智郎 Itō Tomorō (b. 1933)

 Printer 伊藤智郎 Itō Tomorō (b. 1933) see above
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre fukusei hanga
 Miscellaneous
 Format dai-oban
 H x W Paper 20 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. (52.1 x 39.7 cm)
 H x W Image 18 1/16 x 13 1/4 in. (45.9 x 33.7 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature

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5/25/2021 created
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