- Place where the work was made
- Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
- Media category
- Materials used
- woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
- 17.9 x 19.5 cm image;18.8 x 20.0 cm sheet; 32.5 x 24.5 cm cover page
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1991
- 20th-century galleries (ground floor)
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
During the 1920s, Japan’s newly emergent urban culture nurtured the development of modern art. International fashion and ideas were eagerly adopted and, after the First World War, many Japanese people travelled to Europe and America. Among them was Takehisa Yumeji, a poet and painter whose graphic work ranged from illustrations for socialist and anti-war magazines to images of the modern urban woman. His work often featured in 'The Ladies’ Graphic', a lifestyle and fashion magazine akin to 'The Home' in Australia which was similarly instrumental in promoting a new female identity through striking cover designs.
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Chiaki Ajioka, Modern Boy Modern Girl: modernity in Japanese art 1910-1935, 'Lure of the City', pg. 29-54, Sydney, 1998, 49 (colour illus.), 167. cat.no. 44(vii)
TAKESUE Akiko, Artwrite, 'Act as a Go-Between', pg. 12-13, Kensington, 1998, 13 (illus.).