- Alternative title
- Gendai ama kyûsoku zu
- Place where the work was made
- Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodcut
- 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]".
- Purchased 1997
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of the artist
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
In one drop of water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jun 2019–21 Feb 2021