Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Japanese Prints from the Collection
  • Japanese Prints from the Collection
  • 08-Sep-2001 - 25-Nov-2001
  • North Balcony and South Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Highlights from the collection provide an overview of printmaking in Japan, from the early 1700s through 1971. Forty-three works on paper include a variety of formats, such as triptychs and other multi-sheet assemblages, a bound book, and a table screen. Most works are examples of the traditional color woodcut techniques popularized in Japan’s Edo period (1615-1868). The images included are of kabuki theater actors, pleasure district courtesans, famous places, historical events and a selection of ghost and demons.