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Block cutter

Block cutter

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Description
Watercolor drawing depicting the activities of the block cutter for Japanese printmaking. Identified as "Fig. I". 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. Published in Tokuno essay on Japanese woodcutting and wood-cut printing, edited by S. R. Koehler for SI Annual Report for 1892.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drawing
date made
ca1888-89
place made
Japan: Tōkyō, Tokyo
Measurements
sheet: 27.5 cm x 38.5 cm; 10 13/16 in x 15 5/32 in
ID Number
GA.03209.01
accession number
22582
catalog number
03209.01
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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