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Woodblock print - Fan Sellers

Fan Sellers

  • Object:

    Woodblock print

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1832 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Suzuki Kiitsu, born 1796 - died 1858 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodblock print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Bernard H. Webb

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Japanese woodblock prints were commercial productions made for popular consumption. They were made by artists, block cutters and printers working independently to the instructions of specialist publishers. Fan prints like this were mounted on rigid bamboo frames and sold in large numbers during Japan's hot and humid summer. The subject matter of this fan print is particularly fitting and gives an insight into how such things were distributed.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Japan (made)


1832 (made)


Suzuki Kiitsu, born 1796 - died 1858 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Woodblock print on paper


Height: 229 mm maximum, Width: 295 mm maximum

Descriptive line

Pap, Japan, prints




East Asia Collection

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