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Miniprint Y

Mountain and Lake

Japanese Color Woodblock Print with Etching  

Miniprint Y

by Miyashita Tokio, undated (c. 1980s)

Dockyard 造船所

IHL Cat. #1269

About This Print

Miyashita created a number of undated small prints that he denoted as "Miniprint" or "Mini Print" in their titles.  On some prints he also added ミニプリント (minipurinto) in Katakana.  The paper size of these prints is approximately 7 x 5 in. (17.8 x 12.7 cm) with the image area encompassing only a small portion of the paper.  My guess is that the prints were created in the 1980s. 

In this print, Miniprint Y, Miyashita has perhaps given us a "post-card" of one of his travels, as we see a sign for Rome and another destination on the right.  As with most of his prints,  the deeply deeply saturated colors immediately catch our eye and we are drawn into the image by his reverse embossing achieved through intaglio printing.

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #1269
 Title Miniprint Y
 Miyashita Tokio (1930–2011)
 Tokio Miyashita in pencil
 not sealed
 Date undated but likely after 1980 and before 1989.
 Edition 15 of 50
 Publisher artist
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 6 15/16 x 5 in. (17.6 x 12.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 1 15/16 x 3 1/16 in. (4.9 x 7.8 cm) 
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