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Sukiyabashi, from the series Recollections of Tokyo (Tokyo kaiko zue)
1945 (Shôwa 20), December
Artist Hiratsuka Un'ichi (Japanese, 1895–1997)
Yokohama Mus. of Art, Fascinating J. Woodcut Prints (2014), #100; Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 300, #148k; Smith, Japanese Prints During the Allied Occupation (2002), #44
20 x 26.1 cm (7 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Not On View
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 1930; but in fact this impression seems to be from a postwar portfolio containing reprints of earlier designs.
Artist's seal: Hiratsuka
1965, gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA.
Gift of Robert T. Paine