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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

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shin Nihon hyakkei: 22 Fuyu no Saruhashi
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Koizumi Kishio

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • 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