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Japanese Woodblock Prints and Brush Paintings Collection
MSS.2010.07.01  
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Japanese Woodblock Prints and Brush Paintings Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2010.07.01
    Physical Description: 1 flat file drawers (20 folders) 1 flat file drawers with 20 oversized folders. 50 artworks total: 47 prints and 3 brush paintings.
    Date (inclusive): 1700-1958
    Abstract: This collection consists of forty-seven woodblock prints by Japanese artists from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s, and three brush paintings by artist Shuho Kawashima in 1958.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is not assigned to the San José State University Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives. Copyright restrictions may apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Japanese Woodblock Prints and Brush Paintings Collection, MSS-2010-07-01, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Silke Higgins. Finding aid EAD encoded by Silke Higgins. Reviewed by Danelle Moon. Folders relabeled and alphabetized in Spring 2019 by Samira Habibi. Accruals processed, finding aid revised and folders renumbered in January 2020 by Monica Keane.

    Related Material

    Esther Shephard Papers, MSS-2009-11-01, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.
    Humanities Art Collection, MSS-2019-07-08, San José State University Special Collections & Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Japanese Woodblock Prints and Brush Paintings Collection consists of forty-seven woodblock prints by Japanese artists from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s in the ukiyo-e tradition. Prints in this collection include the works of masters of ukiyo-e, such as Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Toyokuni Utagawa (1769-1825), and Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861). Subjects of these prints include beautiful women, kabuki actors, landscapes, plants and animals, and scenes of everyday life.
    Included in this collection are three brush paintings created by artist Shuho Kawashima, a student at San Jose State College in 1958. Kawashima painted the three works while a student in Dr. Esther Shephard's Oriental Literature (English 119) class.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Woodblock Prints; and Series II. Brush Paintings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Art, Japanese
    Color prints, Japanese
    Ukiyoe
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