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Title

Contemporary women divers at rest

1935

Artist

Tsuruta Gorō

Japan

1890 – 1969

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Gendai ama kyûsoku zu
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1935
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    26.2 x 39.2 cm image; 30.8 x 44.2 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. [margin], ink "G.Tsuruta".
    Dated l.l. [margin], ink "Shôwa jû-nen jû-gatsu saku [printed in October 1935]".
    Signed l.l. [image], in Japanese, ink "[artist's seal]".

    Credit
    Purchased 1997
    Location
    20th-century galleries (ground floor)
    Accession number
    212.1997
    Copyright
    © Estate of the artist

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    Tsuruta Gorō

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Tsuruta Gorô established himself at the government exhibitions (Teiten). He worked for the arts section of a newspaper in Korea from 1912, returning to Japan in 1919 via China and Siberia. This print was made after the artist's trip to Scandinavia, Germany & France in the early 1930s. Evident in this work is a kind of exoticism. The artist had seen Western paintings of bathers & he chose women divers who were confident in their bathing suits, rather than coy women at bath. The image is reminiscent of 'Beach Pattern' by Charles Meere.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions