Block printer's tools


Watercolor drawing depicting the tools of the block printer for Japanese printmaking. Identified as "Fig. IV" with 17 numbered drawings of tools and furniture which are catalogued as GA*03211.01-.17. This drawing was 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 lay out the Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques.

Date Made: ca 1888-89

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Communications, Tokuno Gift, Art


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Credit Line: Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.03209.04Accession Number: 22582Catalog Number: 03209.04

Object Name: Drawing

Measurements: sheet: 27.2 cm x 38.5 cm; 10 23/32 in x 15 5/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1412606

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