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Evening Sky

Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978)

Japanese Monochrome Woodblock Print 

Evening Sky

by Inagaki Tomoo, 1926

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

IHL Cat. #1309

About This Print

Printed on a very thin and translucent paper, Ingagaki gives us a rural farmhouse with a darkening sky as viewed from an intersection of roads.  As shown below, a slightly altered version of this print appeared in the magazine HANGA, Volume 10 issued in July 1926.

Comparison of print in appearing in HANGA, Volume 10 with this collection's print
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The Magazine HANGA
For information on HANGA see "The Magazine HANGA" on the page Iizuka Fūkei (Landscape of Iizuka).

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1309
 Title Evening Sky
 Inagaki Tomoo (1902-1980)
 not signed
 Seal of the artist no seal
 Date 1926
 Edition unknown
 Publisher possibly the artist 
 Printer self-printed
 Carver self-carved
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - light wrinkling of very thin paper   
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 5 5/8 x 7 3/8 in. (14.4 x 18.7 cm)
 H x W Image 4 3/4 x 6 1/16 in. (12.1 x 15.4 cm)
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