(Japan 1888 – 1955)
Artist and a model
- Not on display
- Further information
Yasui Sôtarô, together with Umehara Ryûzaburô, dominated Western-style painting in modern Japan, particularly during the postwar period which is called the 'Yasui-Umehara era'. Yasui studied in France from 1907 to 1914 where he was most influenced by Cezanne. After a brief period of experimenting with different styles, by the end of the 1920s Yasui established what is often called 'Yasui style', a combination of dynamic composition, decisive colours and clarity of vision, which was best utilised in portraits.
This print (probably cut by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, one of the leaders of the Creative Print Movement which began in the 1910s) was produced in the same year as 'Kin'yô', his most famous painting which established his pre-eminence.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- colour woodcut
- 39.7 x 27.8 cm image; 45.0 x 32.2 cm mount
- Signature & date
- Signed l.r. [image] in Japanese., ink "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
- Purchased 1997
- Accession number