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Title

The Monkey Bridge in winter, from the series New hundred views of Japan

1939-1941


Artist

Koizumi Kishio

Japan

1893 - 1945


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.


Details


Alternative title

Shin Nihon hyakkei: 22 Fuyu no Saruhashi


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1939-1941


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

30.0 x 22.7 image; 32.7 x 25.8 cm mount


Signature & date

Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "[artist's character] Kishio". Not dated.


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8.1997.18


Artist information

Koizumi Kishio

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


AJIOKA, Hanga: Japanese creative prints, '1930s-1950s: Consolidation of Hanga and the individualists', pg. 70-98, Sydney, 2000, 86 (colour illus.), 101, 109-110. cat.no. 4.9v