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1938 Print Music Instrument Shohaku Water Lute Musician Japanese Art Screen XAC1

1938 Print Music Instrument Shohaku Water Lute Musician Japanese Art Screen XAC1

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This is an original 1938 halftone print of a Japanese screen titled, "Music," originally created in the 18th century. Shown are various women playing instruments.

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of halftone prints featuring Japanese art screens and sliding panels, or fusuma. The original pieces were displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, during the winter of 1935-1936, in order to acquaint the public with Japanese artwork. The exhibition offered pieces from the Ashikaga, Momoyama, Tokugawa and Meiji periods, and featured numerous artists from each time frame. It is an interesting collection and depicts the transformation of Japanese artwork from the 15th to the 20th century.


This 73+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a library stamp on the verso of this halftone print.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13.5 x 7.75 inches; 34 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by shohaku. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Keywords specific to this image: musical instrument, Fenollosa-Weld Collection, Post Ashikaga Idealistic School

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