Stone Bodhisattva in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

A work made of woodblock print.

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  • A work made of woodblock print.

Date:

1971

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 in black ink only, a style that sprang from his appreciation for the Japanese traditions of ink painting and line drawing.

His subjects vary a great deal but include Buddhist images, monuments, and portraits of friends and family members. He made this work after his 1966 move to Washington, D.C., the city that would be his home for most of the next 30 years.

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Asian Art

Artist

Hiratsuka Un'ichi

Title

Stone Bodhisattva in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Origin

Japan

Date

1966–1976

Medium

Woodblock print

Dimensions

83.6 x 59.8 cm

Credit Line

Hiratsuka Un'ichi-Van Zelst Family Collection

Reference Number

2007.381

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