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Tokyo Dockside

Kawagishi from the portfolio Gendai Meika Sosaku Hanga Shu

Japanese Monochrome Etching

Untitled (Tokyo Dockside)

by Miyashita Tokio, undated


IHL Cat. #826

About This Print

While primarily known for his brightly colored prints which combine woodblock and metal plate print making techniques, Miyashita also created a number of monochrome etchings, such as this view of old warehouses and purse seiners on an unidentified river.  The print is untitled, but was auctioned under the title Tokyo Dockside.  While the middle ground warehouses and fishing boats look old, the city buildings seen in the background, including one skyscraper in the distance, are modern.  The work, like most of Miyashita's work is undated. 

Recently (February 12, 2014) the below very similar print came up for auction by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions whose title places the location pictured as Thames, London.  Its description reads: "colour-printed woodblock print, overprinted with etching and aquatint, signed in pencil, lower right, titled in Japanese and English, lower centre, and numbered 20/100 lower left, 305 x 405mm. (12 x 16 in), unframed."

テームズ London

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #826
 Title untitled (was auctioned under the title "Tokyo Dockside")
 Miyashita Tokio (1930–2011)
 T. Miyashita in pencil
 Seal not sealed
 Date undated
 Edition 55 of 150
 Publisher  artist
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor mat burn; small paper imperfection above warehouses; two tape remnants side margins verso
 H x W Paper 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (14.6 x 19.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 4 x 6 in. (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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