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Image No. 8: Photograph of the Family at Sea

A work made of woodblock and paper print.

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  • A work made of woodblock and paper print.

Date:

1952

Artist:

Onchi Kōshirō
Japanese, 1891-1955

About this artwork

The title of this print—the only one of this image that the artist made—refers to a “family at sea,” but the amorphous forms set against a blue background are almost comically abstract. They may be floating on top or just about to sink into the pigment, which has been laid onto the paper in an uneven fashion that makes the work look more like a painting than a print.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Title

Image No. 8: Photograph of the Family at Sea

Origin

Japan

Date

1952

Medium

Woodblock and paper print

Dimensions

60 × 90 cm (23 5/8 × 35 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Arnold Maremont

Reference Number

1973.851

Extended information about this artwork

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