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Collection

MAEDA Masao

(Japan 1904 – 1974)

Title
Mother Island, Ogasawara Islands, from the series New hundred views of Japan
Alternative title:
Shin Nihon hyakkei: 18 Ogasawara Hahajima
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
1938-1939
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

22.9 x 30.0 image; 25.0 x 32.7 cm mount

Signature & date
Signed l.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
Accession number
8.1997.19
Location
Not on display
Further information

This series of prints is a unique set of prints in two ways: at least thirty contemporary artists collaborated in a single series of landscape prints, depicting both famous places & scenery of modern urban life. This series is a product of the Creative Print Movement, a modern movement in printmaking which began early in the 20th century by artists who designed, blockcut & printed their own work with a clear intention of creating works of art as opposed to `surimono', reproductions. Due to the intensification of WWII, publication of the series was stopped by the Japanese authorities who feared that the interior of Japan would become known to its enemies.