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Title

Lake Biwa , from the series New hundred views of Japan

1939

Artist

Asada Benji

Japan

1900 - 1984

No image
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shin Nihon hyakkei: 12 Biwako
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1939
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    22.6 x 30.3 cm image; 25.0 x 32.5 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed u.r. in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Ben". Not dated.

    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    8.1997.1
    Artist information
    Asada Benji

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This series of prints is a unique set of prints in two ways: at least thirty contemporary artists collaborated in a single series of landscape prints, depicting both famous places & scenery of modern urban life. This series is a product of the Creative Print Movement, a modern movement in printmaking which began early in the 20th century by artists who designed, blockcut & printed their own work with a clear intention of creating works of art as opposed to `surimono', reproductions. Due to the intensification of WWII, publication of the series was stopped by the Japanese authorities who feared that the interior of Japan would become known to its enemies through artistic depictions of the landscape.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition