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Paul Binnie

Scottish, b. 1967

Heron Maiden
(Sagi musume)

signed in kanji, Bin-ni, with rectangular date seal Heisei go nen (Heisei 5 [1993])

oban tate-e vertical diptych 35 7/8 by 11 5/8 in., 91 by 29.5 cm

This is the very first print that the artist carved and printed the blocks on his own. At this point, he was primarily interested in the effect of the printing process and was not concerned with the concept of producing a complete edition, as such, there are considerable variations between the impressions. For the first batch he produced using these blocks he used a relatively soft paper and the pigments were often mottled. This impression was part of a group he made somewhat later for which he utilized a better quality paper. The colors are more evenly applied and he brought out the woodgrain in the grey/brown area of the umbrella.

Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past- The First 100 Japanese Prints, 2007, p. 43, nos. 1 & 2 (grey keyblock with blue umbrella variant)
(inv. no. C-1754)

price: Sold


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