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Akasaka Detached Palace (Akasaka rikyû), from the series Recollections of Tokyo (Tokyo kaiko zue)

東京回顧図絵 赤坂離宮

Japanese
Shôwa era
1945 (Shôwa 20), December
Artist Hiratsuka Un'ichi (Japanese, 1895–1997)


Catalogue Raisonné

Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 295, #148b; AIC, Hiratsuka: Modern Master (2001), pl. 24

Dimensions

20 x 26.3 cm (7 7/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1085

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a portfolio of 15 works by 9 artists, with titles of individual works on an accompanying sheet (not in MFA).
MFA prints from the portfolio (complete): 59.838, 60.38, 65.1060, 65.1067, 64.1068, 65.1083, 65.1084, 65.1085, 65.1087, 65.1088, 65.1089, 65.1091, 65.1097, 65.1098, 65.1104
According to a 1965 letter from Keiko Hiratsuka Moore to Robert Paine, the date of the print is 1929; but in fact this impression seems to be from a postwar portfolio containing reprints of earlier designs.

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Un'ichi in

Provenance

1965, gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine