Miller, Lilian (1895 - 1943), "Hong Kong Junk (First State)"
|Title||Hong Kong Junk (First State)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Brown: Fig. 48; Cat. 61|
|Size||14 x 10 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Thinning, with faint tape residue on the reverse.
The first state, with a gold moon behind the main sail. Inscribed in pencil by the artist in the bottom margin: "Hong Kong Junk - 1st Edition. By Lilian Miller". Carver: Matsumoto. Printer: Nishimura Kumakichi II.
Kendall Brown states that, "the simplicity of design, boldness of color, and powerful lines reveal the primacy of process - an effects noted by a 1931 San Francisco Chronicle reviewer as 'transcendentally lovely' 'color harmonies' and the 'formal aloofness' of 'square outline junks.' "