(Japan 1890 – 1969)
Contemporary women divers at rest
- Lower Asian gallery
- Further information
Tsuruta Gorô established himself at the government exhibitions (Teiten). He worked for the arts section of a newspaper in Korea from 1912, returning to Japan in 1919 via China and Siberia. This print was made after the artist's trip to Scandinavia, Germany & France in the early 1930s. Evident in this work is a kind of exoticism. The artist had seen Western paintings of bathers & he chose women divers who were confident in their bathing suits, rather than coy women at bath. The image is reminiscent of 'Beach Pattern' by Charles Meere.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- colour woodcut
- 26.2 x 39.2 cm image; 30.8 x 44.2 cm mount
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. [margin], ink "G.Tsuruta".
Dated l.l. [margin], ink "Shôwa jû-nen jû-gatsu saku [printed in October 1935]".
Signed l.l. [image], in Japanese, ink "[artist's seal]".
- Purchased 1997
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