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Title

Coffee

1933

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Japan

1891 - 1955

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1933
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut on paper
    Dimensions
    32.8 x 25.7 cm image; 35.1 x 26.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. recto, in Japanese, embossed "(Kô) [from Kôshirô] 1933".

    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2002
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    8.2002
    Copyright
    © Estate of ONCHI Kôshirô

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    Onchi Kōshirō

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  • About

    Onchi began printmaking in 1914 and, for the five decades that followed, he was always at the forefront of the 'Sôsaku hanga' (Creative Print) movement, experimenting in new expressions, which resulted in his being the first artist to use abstract expression with 'Bright hours' (c.1915). Apart from prints, Onchi worked in photography, photogram, book design and three-dimensional objects.

    Subscription distribution of the series 'Eight impressions of modern women' by Sôsaku hanga kurabu (Creative Print Club) began in 1929 in two editions: the first was limited to 20 copies which were printed on 'Edogawa' paper by the artist, and signed by him; the second edition, from which this print comes, was limited to 200 copies which were printed on 'hôsho' paper under the artist's close supervision, and his name stamped (embossed). (See 'Onchi: A poet of colours and forms' [in Japanese], pg. 264.) The date 1933 in this print indicates that this impression was made in 1933.

    Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 13 February 2002.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

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