An image of Poet strolling

Fukazawa Sakuichi

(Japan 1896 – 1946)

Poet strolling

Location
Not on display
Further information

Lawrence Smith describes Fukazawa's style as 'rather abbreviated and lonely' ('Modern Japanese Prints 1912-1989', pg.22). This print, in a minimalist technique with an effect resembling the Chinese 'cut-paper', is a perfect example of this sentiment, one that is distinctly urban.

Fukazawa worked in a variety of printing techniques, as seen in 'Road towards the hill' (AGNSW Acc.no. 84.2000) and other colour landscape prints (such as 'Back of Mt Fuji' in the gallery's collection Acc.no. 8.1997.3). Perhaps this technical diversity prevented him from being identified with one distinct style, and this has resulted in his relatively small recognition.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, April 2000.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
1927-1928
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut
Dimensions
26.3 x 19.2 cm image; 32.3 x 24.0 cm mount
Signature & date

Signed l.r.corner, in Japanese, pencil "Saku". Dated u.l. margin, in Japanese, pencil "1927-8".

Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2000
Accession number
85.2000