Japanese Woodblock Prints
Touring exhibition from Roger Strange in association with the Japanese Gallery
Mon 12 Jan – Sat 14 Feb 1987
Japanese Woodblock Prints are the most popular form of Far Eastern art to reach the western world. They first arrived in Europe after the opening of Japan to foreign trade in the 1860s and were seized upon by artists such as Manet, Degas, Van Gogh and Toulouse Lautrec. The exhibition includes a selection of antique prints dating from the 18th century to the present day, a variety of traditional clothes in silk and cotton and handmade wood and paper lamps.