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Op. 7

Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Op. 7

by Nonaka Mitsumasa, 1976

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

IHL Cat. #2174

About This Print

The seventh in a group of over fifty prints carrying the title "Op." (opus or "work"), followed by a number, created by Nonaka in the mid-1970s. This body of work employs curvilinear forms and pastel colors.

The artist notes, "I have been interested in color surfaces since I was a child, and my basic attitude is to create my own world with my own sensibility, which is different from minimal art and American abstract expressionism."1

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #2174
 Title Op. 7
 Series Opus
 Nonaka Mitsumasa (b. 1949)
Mitsumasa Nonaka in pencil
 Seal of the artist 
a hand-drawn mark to the right of the date, possibly an "M" 
 Date February 6, 1976 "76.2.6"
 Edition first and only edition (34/53)
 Publisher likely self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 12 x 17 1/4 in. (30.5 x 43.8 cm)
 H x W Image 10 3/4 x 15 11/16 in. (27.3 x 39.8 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
6/29/2021 created