'Lobster and Mussels', 1924 Woodblock Print by Japanese Artist, Yoshijiro Urushibara. for sale by Yorkshire Art Gallery, Watermark Gallery
Lobster and Mussels

Lobster and Mussels
by Yoshijiro Urushibara

Medium – Woodblock print on Japanese paper
Dimensions – 25.5 x 34.5cm (h x w)
Unframed – Mounted with 100% cotton, white, acid-free, extra thick board – 37 x 46cm (h x w)

Lobster and Mussels is signed, lower right corner in pencil and is in fine condition.


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    Product Description

    Yoshijiro Urushibara (1889-1953) was born in Japan and was invited to come to London, and subsequently Paris, in 1910 to demonstrate the woodblock printing technique as part of an Anglo-Japanese exhibition. He returned to England in 1912 to become a print restorer at the British Museum. Between 1917 and 1923 he collaborated with the artist, Frank Brangwyn, to reinterpret 50 of his pictures as woodblock prints, many of which were published. After 1924, he adopted the art name ‘Mokuchu’, which is often incorporated into his signature block. He returned to Japan during WWII and, having avoided conscription, he continued to work as a master woodblock artist until his death in 1953.

    Additional Information

    Weight 1.5 kg