Block printer's tools

Block printer's tools

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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.
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ca 1888-89
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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Tokuno Gift
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National Museum of American History
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