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Media Release • 23 Dec 19

Japanese Modernism

JAPANESE
Women’s kimono with geometric design and accessories c. 1930
silk, cotton, wool, straw, wood, vinyl, plastic and metal (meisen textile)
(a) 145.0 cm (centre back), 130.0 cm (cuff to cuff) (kimono) (b) 10.7 x 4.2 cm, 13.0 x 5.0 cm, 11.0 x 3.0 cm (hair pins) (c) 3.7 x 4.0 cm (sash brooch) (d) 42.5 x 25.0 cm (handbag) (e) 13.0 x 23.0 x 9.5 cm (sandals) (each) (f) 359.0 x 30.0 cm (sash) (obi)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AC and Maria Myers AC, 2016
2016.108
Taniguchi Fumie
Preparing to go out 1935
(Yosoou hitobito)
six panel folding screen: ink and watercolour on silk
176.8 x 364.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds from the Estate of Kevin and Eunice McDonald and NGV Foundation, 2019
2019.21
© Estate of Taniguchi Fumie
The Asahi Shimbun Company, Tokyo
Asahi Weekly, 3 November 1935 1935
(Shūkan Asahi 週刊朝日)
colour offset lithograph
38.5 x 26.4 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Maureen Morrisey Bequest, 2018
2017.1286
JAPANESE
Group of seventy tumblers (c. 1930)
glass (wheel-cut)
(a) 6.6 x 10.2 cm diameter (b) 6.6 x 10.0 cm diameter (c) 7.0 x 9.8 cm diameter (d) 10.4 x 6.6 cm diameter (e) 10.0 x 6.4 cm diameter (f) 10.3 x 6.4 cm diameter (g) 10.2 x 6.7 cm diameter (h) 9.9 x 6.6 cm diameter (i) 9.8 x 6.5 cm diameter (j) 9.8 x 6.2 cm diameter (k) 9.7 x 6.3 cm diameter (l) 10.0 x 6.2 cm diameter (m) 10.1 x 6.5 cm diameter (n) 10.5 x 6.4 cm cm diameter (o) 9.5 x 6.3 cm diameter (p) 11.0 x 6.5 cm diameter (q) 10.4 x 6.4 cm diameter (r) 10.5 x 6.6 cm diameter (s) 9.7 x 6.2 cm diameter (t) 10.0 x 6.6 cm diameter (u) 10.5 x 6.6 cm diameter (v) 10.0 x 6.1 cm diameter (w) 9.2 x 6.3 cm diameter (x) 9.6 x 6.3 cm diameter (y) 10.5 x 6.4 cm diameter (z) 10.0 x 6.5 cm diameter (aa) 10.1 x 6.6 cm diameter (bb) 9.8 x 6.4 cm diameter (cc) 10.4 x 6.6 cm diameter (dd) 10.0 x 6.6 cm diameter (ee) 10.0 x 6.4 cm diameter (ff) 10.1 x 6.6 cm diameter (gg) 10.0 x 6.6 cm diameter (hh) 11.3 x 6.2 cm diameter (ii) 10.3 x 6.4 cm diameter (jj) 10.2 x 6.2 cm diameter (kk) 10.2 x 6.4 cm diameter (ll) 9.6 x 6.5 cm diameter (mm) 10.1 x 6.5 cm diameter (nn) 10.0 x 6.4 cm diameter (oo) 10.4 x 6.5 cm diameter (pp) 10.1 x 6.1 cm diameter (qq) 9.5 x 6.5 cm diameter (rr) 9.8 x 6.2 cm diameter (ss) 9.8 x 6.4 cm diameter (tt) 10.1 x 6.6 cm diameter (uu) 9.3 x 6.0 cm diameter (vv) 9.1 x 6.2 cm diameter (ww) 10.2 x 6.3 cm diameter (xx) 10.0 x 6.5 cm diameter (yy) 9.5 x 5.5 cm diameter (zz) 9.2 x 6.2 cm diameter (aaa) 9.2 x 6.3 cm diameter (bbb) 10.5 x 6.5 cm diameter (ccc) 10.4 x 6.5 cm diameter (ddd) 10.1 x 6.4 cm diameter (eee) 11.1 x 6.8 cm diameter (fff) 11.3 x 6.7 cm diameter (ggg-hhh) 11.8 x 7.9 cm diameter (overall) (iii) 10.0 x 6.6 cm diameter (jjj) 10.5 x 6.6 cm diameter (kkk) 10.0 x 6.3 cm diameter (lll) 10.1 x 6.6 cm diameter (mmm) 10.0 x 6.7 cm diameter (nnn) 9.5 x 6.3 cm diameter (ooo) 9.7 x 6.3 cm diameter (ppp) 10.0 x 6.6cm diameter (qqq) 10.0 x 6.6 cm diameter (rrr) 10.7 x 6.7 cm diameter (sss) 10.0 x 6.7 cm diameter
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Tina Aldridge, 2017
2016.1062.a-sss
JAPANESE
Japanese music scores (1928-1932)
colour offset printing
30.0 x 22.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Maureen Morrisey Bequest, 2018
2017.1294
The Asahi Shimbun Company, Tokyo
Asahi Weekly, 1 July 1934 1934
(Shūkan Asahi 週刊朝日)
colour offset lithograph
38.5 x 26.4 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Maureen Morrisey Bequest, 2018
2017.1289
JAPANESE
Men’s jacket (haori) with samurai on horseback and tanks c. 1930
silk, cotton
105.0 cm (centre back) 131.5 cm (cuff to cuff)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Maureen Morrisey Bequest, 2018
2017.1270
Hisui Sugiura
The first subway in the East 1927
colour lithograph, offset
91.0 x 62.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2018 (2015.1504)
© Estate of Hisui Sugiura