Impressions: Printmaking in Japan

This selection of 33 prints illustrates the flowering of Japan’s printmaking culture from the 17th to the 21st century. Four thematic groupings demonstrate the demand for prints in Edo’s urban culture, Kabuki theater and the 47 Ronin, landscape and Western influence, and adaptations to global markets and practices. Works include woodblock prints by Hiroshige and Utamaro, who first captivated 19th-century Western artists. Modern and contemporary artists employing techniques of etching, aquatint, and drypoint are also represented.

33 prints
$6,750 rental fee, plus shipping and insurance, 10 weeks
130-160 linear feet

Barbara Hepworth, November Green, from Opposing Forms, 1969-70, lithograph.