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May 6 to August 14 | Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries
May 6 through August 14, 2016
The Chazen’s world-famous collection of Japanese woodblock prints will be on view May 6–August 14, 2016. This survey of Japanese printmaking will include more than a hundred of the most famous works in the museum’s collection, including early prints that are so light-sensitive that they are not placed on view more than once in a decade. Prints from the last half of the eighteenth century, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will show the mastery of the printmakers and their transformation of the medium in response to changing times.
Lecture by Andrew Stevens, Chazen curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, "New for Three Centuries: Japanese Woodcuts in the Chazen’s Collection”
May 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m
Preview Reception May 5, 2016 6:30–8 p.m. Refreshments, live music and a cash bar.
IMAGE ABOVE: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892) Picture of the Young Yoshitsune Learning Martial Arts at Mt. Kurama, from the series Sketches by Yoshitoshi, 1886, color woodcut, 355 x 470 mm. John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase. 2004.51a-b
PREVIEW IMAGE: Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1864) The Actor Sawamura Sojuro V as Kan Shojo, from an untitled series of large-head portraits, 3/1860. color woodcut, 13 1/4 x 9 9/16 in. John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase. 2006.10
HOMEPAGE IMAGE: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1798–1861) Tametomo Shipwrecked by a Giant Fish is Rescued by Tengu, early 1850s, color woodcut, 14 1/2 x 29 3/16 in. John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase, 2008.39a-c