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HIRATSUKA Un'ichi

(Japan 1895 – 1997)

Title
Peony hill in Pyongyang, from the series New hundred views of Japan
Alternative title:
Shin Nihon hyakkei: 28 Heijô Botandai
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
1940
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

22.5 x 29.9 cm image; 24.6 x 31.5 cm mount

Signature & date
Signed u.l. in Japanese, ink "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
Accession number
8.1997.7
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.