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charcoal merchant
by Wada Sanzo (1883-1967)

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Artist: Wada Sanzo (1883-1967) 和田三造
Title: charcoal merchant
Series: Occupations of the Showa Era in Pictures - Continued 続昭和職業絵尽
Date 1st edition?Not set
Date of this artwork?1950s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Nishinomiya Shoin 西宮書院
Publisher (this edition)?Kyoto Hanga-In 京都版画院
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 31019
Notes (1st edition)?
Series title in old-style kanji is "昭和職業繪盡弟二輯".
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

405 x 285mm (16.2 x 11.4 inches)


 大野麥風(おおの ばくふう)画「大日本魚類画集」の監修者である品川清臣の回想によると、和田三造は伝統的な職人絵尽に範をとり、近代化に伴って現れた新しい職業だけでも、消えつつある伝統的な職人の姿だけでもなく、新旧両面から世相風俗を描いた職業人物画のシリーズを描こうとしたようである。このため和田は、木版画制作の名匠を東京や京都から集めて西宮に呼び寄せ、近くの下宿屋を買い取って彫師や刷師八名とその家族を寄宿させている。

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