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Title

Poet strolling


Artist

FUKAZAWA Sakuichi

Japan

1896 - 1946


About

Lawrence Smith describes Fukazawa's style as 'rather abbreviated and lonely' ('Modern Japanese Prints 1912-1989', pg.22). This print, in a minimalist technique with an effect resembling the Chinese 'cut-paper', is a perfect example of this sentiment, one that is distinctly urban.

Fukazawa worked in a variety of printing techniques, as seen in 'Road towards the hill' (AGNSW Acc.no. 84.2000) and other colour landscape prints (such as 'Back of Mt Fuji' in the gallery's collection Acc.no. 8.1997.3). Perhaps this technical diversity prevented him from being identified with one distinct style, and this has resulted in his relatively small recognition.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, April 2000.


Details


Alternative title

Shijin-no sanpo


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1927-1928


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Dimensions

26.3 x 19.2 cm image; 32.3 x 24.0 cm mount


Signature & date

Signed l.r.corner, in Japanese, pencil "Saku". Dated u.l. margin, in Japanese, pencil "1927-8".


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

85.2000


Artist information

FUKAZAWA Sakuichi

Works in the collection

15


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


AJIOKA, Hanga: Japanese creative prints, '1919-1930s: The Japan creative print association and diffusion of printmaking', pg. 58-69, Sydney, 2000, 60 (colour illus.), 99, 108. cat.no. 3.2

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Individuality in early 20th century works on paper', Sydney, 2003, 282 (colour illus.).