Early Autumn at Horyuji Temple, Nara

A work made of woodblock print.

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  • A work made of woodblock print.

Date:

1942

Artist:

Hiratsuka Un’ichi
Japanese, 1895-1997

About this artwork

Hiratsuka Un’ichi was one of the major figures to emerge from the sosaku hanga (creative print) movement in Japan. He taught printmaking at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts from the inception of its Department of Printmaking in 1935. His mature period is characterized by prints done only in black ink, a style that sprung from his appreciation for the Japanese traditions of ink painting and line drawing.
His subjects vary greatly but include Buddhist images, monuments, and portraits of friends and family members. His large depictions of temple buildings and their grounds, such as this print, rank among his best-known works.

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Artist

Hiratsuka Un'ichi

Title

Early Autumn at Horyuji Temple, Nara

Origin

Japan

Date

1942

Medium

Woodblock print

Dimensions

80.8 x 65.4 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Arenberg

Reference Number

1962.1134

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