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Title

Asakusa shrine in Tokyo

1926


Artist

TAKAHASHI Hiroaki

Japan

1870 - 1945


About

Takahashi was trained in 'nihonga' or the Japanese-style painting, and drew illustrations for newspapers and textbooks for a living. He began collaborating with the print publisher Watanabe Shôzaburô from 1907 producing souvenir prints for export. This collaboration preceded the New Prints - Wantanabe's famous enterprise of producing high-quality prints through the traditional printmaking process, which began in 1915.

Takahashi used the 'gô' Shôtei (his real name was Katsutarô) until around 1921 when he changed the name to Hiroaki (also pronounced Kômyô) and developed a more personal style, possibly stimulated by the artistically conscious 'New Print' movement.

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW 16 October 2001


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1926


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

24.2 x 36.3 cm image; 26.4 x 38.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. margin, pencil "Komyo Takahashi".
Dated lower c., black ink, in Japanese "[1926]".


Credit

Gift of G F Williams 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

420.2001


Artist information

TAKAHASHI Hiroaki

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan