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Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Venice, c. 1910-1925

by Miyake Katsumi

Snow at Kinkaku Temple from the series New Selection of Noted Places of Kyoto

IHL Cat. #1367

About This Print

As stated in the artist's biography on this site, little is known about the production of woodblock prints from Miyake's drawings, although it is likely he worked closely with the carver and printer who executed the finished prints.  This small print, titled Venice, as with his other two untitled prints in this collection, may have appeared in one of the many journals of the period or as illustrations for a novel.  Miyake made at least two trips to Europe which included some time in southern Italy and in 1911 his European painting tour book, Ōhshū Ryokō e Angya, was published.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description
 Artist Miyake Katsumi (1874-1954)
 K. M.
 Seal no artist's seal
 Publication Date c. 1910-1925
 Publisher unknown
 Edition unknown
 Carver likely Igami Bonkotsu
 Printer likely Nishimura Kumakichi
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - vertical center fold length of print; minor damage left corner of margin
 Genre fukusei hanga
 Format chuban
 H  x W Paper 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (21.3 x 13.7 cm) 
 H x W Image 6 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (17.6 x 10.5 cm)
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