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Title

Contemporary women divers at rest

1935


Artist

TSURUTA Gorô

Japan

1890 - 1969


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.


Details


Alternative title

Gendai ama kyûsoku zu


Place where the work was made

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

Not on display


Accession number

212.1997


Artist information

TSURUTA Gorô

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan