Block printer's tools

Description:

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-92e3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1412606

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