- Alternative title
- Shin Nihon hyakkei: 23 Shiga Kôgen yasetsu
- Place where the work was made
- Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodcut
- 22.8 x 29.8 cm image; 24.9 x 32.7 cm mount
- Signature & date
Signed l.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] " [artist's character]". Not dated.
- Purchased with funds provided by the Yasuko Myer Bequest 1997
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
AJIOKA, Hanga: Japanese creative prints, '1930s-1950s: Consolidation of Hanga and the individualists', pg. 70-98, Sydney, 2000, 85 (colour illus.), 100, 109-110. cat.no. 4.9iv In this publication this work is titled 'Shiga heights in snow at night'.