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Description
Wooden handle with U-shaped chisel for removing small bits of wood between the lines of the design of a woodblock. One of a group of woodblock-cutter's tools used in Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques from about 1890 to 1990s. Identified as No. 5 in watercolor drawing GA 03209.02 showing the tools of the block cutter.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 12 cm; 4 23/32 in
ID Number
GA.03210.05
accession number
22582
catalog number
03210.05
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Tokuno Gift
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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