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Title

(Female nude)

1930

Artist

Umehara Ryūzaburō

Japan

1888 - 1986

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1930
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Edition
    51/70
    Dimensions
    32.1 x 45.3 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., in Japanese, ink "[artist's seal]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    210.1997
    Artist information
    Umehara Ryūzaburō

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  • About

    Umehara Ryûzaburô, together with Yasui Sôtarô, dominated Western-style painting in modern Japan, particularly during the postwar period which is called the 'Yasui-Umehara era'. Umehara went to Europe in 1908, returning in 1913 after studying under Renoir. He was a major player in the Japanese modern art movement which parted from the established academic oil painting of the government exhibitions (Teiten). In 1915 he established the Western painting (yôga) section of Kokuga-kai, an exhibition society originally founded by avant-garde Japanese-style painters. Although Umehara was a painter, he strongly supported and promoted modern art movements in craft and printmaking. The block for this print was cut by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, one of the leaders of the Creative Print Movement which began in the 1910s. The print represents Umehara's typical style.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan