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Block cutter

Block cutter

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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.
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Japan: Tōkyō, Tokyo
sheet: 27.5 cm x 38.5 cm; 10 13/16 in x 15 5/32 in
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Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Tokuno Gift
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National Museum of American History
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