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SA760294

‘anenomes I ’ Urushibara Wood Block Print Signed Japanese

Price

£480 | $654 USD | €534 EUR
Item Number: SA760294
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Rayner Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 18 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

‘ANENOMES I’
COLOURED WOODCUT - SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST CIRCA 1920
NUMBERED 41 FROM A LIMITED EDITION OF 100.
(SEE ORIGINAL LABEL TO VERSO)
YOSHIJIRO ‘MOKUCHU’ URISHIBARA
1888 -1953
SIGNED
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Frame size 52.5 x 44 cms
Aperture size 29 x 21 cms
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From the only edition of 100 signed and numbered proofs. Blocks for this woodcut are known to have been destroyed immediately after this edition had been printed
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Yoshijiro Urushibara ( known as Mokucha) was born in Tokyo but he moved to England in 1908 his refined expression of Japanese style was very influential in the development of British decoration and design in the 1920s and 1930s.
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An Anglo-Japanese Exhibition was held in London in 1910. A group of woodblock print craftsmen were brought from Japan, and among them was the young print-maker Mokucha Urushibara. At the closing of the exhibition, he did not return to Japan, but stayed on in London, where he worked at the British Museum on the making of reproduction prints, print restoration and scroll mounting.
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He was in many ways instrumental in introducing the traditional techniques of Japanese multi-block colour printing to England and he had a very considerable influence on the understanding and use of the woodblock as a medium in the years up to the Second War. He was tutor to many of the key figures of the European colour print movement.
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Bibliography: Urushibara Mokuchu (1889–1953): Japanese Print Artist In Britain
Author: Libby Horner
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Newly framed in a pewter coloured wooden frame and new mount.
The woodblock print is in good condition.
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“Urushibara is best known internationally for his complex colour woodcuts of flowers. The elaborate and elegant patterns formed by arrangements of flowers and the multiple shades of colours which they display, combine to make both the preparation and printing of these images something of a technical feat, requiring consummate skill and considerable planning in their creation. Each print is made from numerous blocks, each block printing a separate colour, only white being produced by the unprinted areas of paper. The blocks are printed in a superimposed manner, the subtle blending of inks which they carry combining to produce the full range of colours desired.” CFA
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Dimensions

Height = 52.5 cm (20.7")
Width = 44 cm (17.3")
Depth = 2.6 cm (1.0")


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Rayner Fine Art
Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
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