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An image of Poet strolling by FUKAZAWA Sakuichi

FUKAZAWA Sakuichi

(Japan 1896 – 1946)

Title
Poet strolling
Alternative title:
Shijin-no sanpo
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
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
Accession number
85.2000
Copyright
© FUKAZAWA Sakuichi
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

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.).

Exhibition history (1)

Hanga: Japanese creative prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Oct 2000–07 Jan 2001