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Title

Visit

1938

Artist

Munakata Shikō

Japan

1903 – 1975

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Night visit
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1938
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Dimensions
    25.4 x 28.0 cm image
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., pencil "Shikô [in Japanese] Munakata [in English]" [and artist's mark]. Artist's seal l.c., ink [stamped]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1968
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DO28.1968
    Copyright
    © MUNATAKA Shikô
    Artist information
    Munakata Shikō

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  • About

    When he made this series of 31 Prints, Munakata was inspired by the centuries-old No play of the same title. The image depicts the wife of a hunter, who unbeknown to her, has been condemned to become a devil to atone for taking the life of fellow creatures. The wife is shown opening her door to a monk, the bearer of the message and relics from her husband, who can no longer return to her. Munakata has eloquently captured this fleeting moment in the wife's inquiring expression. Most of the woodblocks of this 1938 series were lost. This is one of the few to survive.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.283.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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