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Title

Self portrait

circa 1920s

Artist

Fujita Tsuguharu

Japan, France

1886 – 1968

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Self-portrait with cat
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1920s
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    78/150
    Dimensions
    32.5 x 24.4 cm image
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Foujita". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1957
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9350
    Artist information
    Fujita Tsuguharu

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Fujita most likely made this print in Paris, where in the 1920s he enjoyed unprecedented success as a Japanese painter. He established a much-acclaimed style of painting on a white surface with black ink outlines inspired by traditional Japanese painting, as seen in this etching. While many Japanese artists spent time in Paris, Fujita was the painter most fully integrated into the Parisian art world, living there from 1913 to 1929, and then intermittently until his death. In Paris he mixed with artists such as Modigliani and Picasso, and served as a judge for the salons. His fondness of cats was well known, and they feature in many of his works.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.276.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications