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Title

The Great Bell of Tôdaiji, Nara , from the series New hundred views of Japan

1938-1939

Artist

No image
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shin Nihon hyakkei: 21 Nara Tôdaiji daishôrô
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1938-1939
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    32.1 x 30.1 cm image; 24.4 x 31.6 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed c.r., ink [incised on block] "(artist's seal)". Not dated.

    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    8.1997.31
    Artist information
    Kotozuka Eiichi

    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