(Japan 1897 – 1983)
Kamikôchi, from the series New hundred views of Japan
- Not on display
- Further information
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.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- colour woodcut
- 22.7 x 30.4 cm image; 24.8 x 32.2 cm mount
- Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Yamaguchi Susumu". Not dated.
- Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
- Accession number