The Island People of Janitzio (a.k.a. Landing at Patzcuaro) by Millard Owen Sheets

The Island People of Janitzio (a.k.a. Landing at Patzcuaro) by Millard Owen Sheets

The Island People of Janitzio (a.k.a. Landing at Patzcuaro)

Millard Owen Sheets

Title

The Island People of Janitzio (a.k.a. Landing at Patzcuaro)

 
Artist
Year
1983  
Technique
7 color lithograph 
Image Size
16 3/4 x 22 3/4" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower right, within image 
Edition Size
presentation proof, outside the edition of 100 
Annotations
presentation proof, lower left in pencil 
Reference
Editions Press 523 
Paper
Arches antique-white rag paper 
State
published 
Publisher
Northland Press, Flagstaff, AZ 
Inventory ID
17639 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

"The Island People of Jacinto" is also known by the title "Landing at Patzcuaro" in some studies and proofs. The lithograph was commissioned by Northland Press to accompany a special edition of the book "Millard Sheets: One-Man Renaissance", 166 pages with 55 color reproductions, done in an edition of 100 in 1983. This impression was a presentation proof, given to a close friend of the artist.

Isla de Janitzio is the main island of Lake Patzcuaro in the state of Michoac√°n, Mexico. The town of Janitzio, which means "where it rains", is located atop the hill. Janitzio can only be reached by boats which run regularly back and forth from about 7:30 am to 6 pm, accessible from P√°tzcuaro's pier (embarcadero). These boats can be hired to take visitors around other parts of the lake. The town is famous for the butterfly fishermen who are skilled at lowering their butterfly-shaped nets to catch the local famous cuisine "pescado blanco". The butterfly fisherman were also located on the back of the 50 peso Mexican banknote. The island is the subject of Silvestre Revueltas's 1933 composition "Janitzio."