Paul Binnie
Summer

Paul Binnie “Summer” 2003 main image
Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
Summer
Japanese title
Natsu
Series title
The Four Seasons
Japanese series title
Shiki 四季
Date
Medium
Colour woodblock print on paper
Sheet dimensions (h × w)
47.5 × 32.5 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
44.5 × 29 cm
Edition size
50
Artist's proofs
≈ 2
Carver
Paul Binnie
Printer
Paul Binnie
Subjects
Women (Bijin-ga 美人画)
Remarks
31 colours from both sides of 12 blocks
First of 4 part bijin-ga series commissioned by Bruce Tierney and featuring Japanese model named Akiko.
Inspired by Hashiguchi Goyō Woman Combing Her Hair and by Itō Shinsui After Washing Her Hair.
References
Van den Ing, E (ed.) , Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past, Art Media Resources, Chicago, p. 111
Putney, C, Brown, K, et al. , Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, p. 67
Catalogue number
74 (L101)
Supplementary images
Sumi ink sketch thumbnail Sumi ink sketch
Verso thumbnail Verso
Shiki series thumbnail Shiki series