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Title

Café waitress

1914

Artist

Ōta Saburō

Japan

1884 – 1969

No image
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Kafe no onna
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
    Date
    1914
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    21.0 x 11.0 cm image; 21.7 x 11.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1999
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    185.1999
    Artist information
    Ōta Saburō

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Ôta studied oil painting at Hakubakai (White Horse Society) school of Western-style painting, and Japanese-style painting under Kôgyô Terasaki (1866-1919). He worked in illustrations, and his oil painting of the same title won the Third Prize at the government-sponsored annual art exhibition (called Bunten) in 1913. He worked in illustrations as well as painting, becoming a selector of the government-sponsored exhibition (renamed and called Teiten) in 1933. After the war, Ôta returned to his birthplace and became director of Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagoya.

    Ôta did not produce many prints. This print is widely published and is recognised not only as the representative print of the artist but also an important icon of the period.

    REFERENCES:

    'Modern boy, modern girl: modernity in Japanese art 1910-1935', J Menzies (ed.), AGNSW, 1988, pg.33 (cat. no. 35)'Nihon kindai hanga-no ayumi ten [Progress of modern Japanese prints]', M
    Hijikata et.al. (eds.), Nerima Art Museum et. al. (Tokyo etc.), 1993, pg.57 (cat. no. 090)

    'Sôsaku hanga-no tanjô [The birth of Creative Prints]', Shôtô Museum of Art (Tokyo), 1999, pg.91 (cat. no. 157)

    Asian Art Dept, AGNSW, October 1999.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications