Block printer

Description
Watercolor drawing depicting the activities of the block printer for Japanese printmaking. Identified as "Fig. III" . Published in Tokuno essay on Japanese woodcutting and wood-cut printing, edited by S. R. Koehler for SI Annual Report for 1892. One of a series of drawings received about 1890 that later were used to model manikins and lay out the Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques. Printer shown seated with his furniture and tools.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1888-89
Measurements
sheet: 27.5 cm x 38.5 cm; 10 13/16 in x 15 5/32 in
ID Number
GA.03209.03
accession number
22582
catalog number
03209.03
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
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Art
Tokuno Gift
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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