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Knife Thrower

Mori Yoshitoshi, Japanese, (1898–1992)

Creation date: 1977
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Medium and Support: Mixed media on paper
Credit Line: Lawrence and Sally Krause
Accession Number: 2014.24
Dimensions: 27 9/16 x 20 15/32 in. (70 x 52 cm)

Label Copy

04/10/2017 Diana Chou
This Knife Thrower comes from Yoshitoshi's series of warrior prints. The bold contours, flying garment behind the warrior's body, bulging eyes, and tightly gripped sword enhance the action and movement of this figure. The exaggeration of toes, feet, and muscle tone defines the warrior's masculinity.
Last Updated: 4/10/2017

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Modern Japan: Prints from Taisho Era (1912-1926) & Beyond The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/7/2017 - 8/13/2017

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Inscription, Lower right corner on recto:


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