Colour Blocks

Ichikawa Danjuro VII - Self-Portrait in a Shibaraku Role

Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (1791–1859), Self-Portrait of Danjuro VII in a Shibaraku Performance, colour woodcut with mica and brass powder applied by hand, 20.3 x 17.8 cm. Prints like this one are thought to have been the inspiration for the everybody’s favourite poster artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

which reminds me

Tom Purvis - East Coast By L.N.E.R.

Tom PurvisEast Coast By L.N.E.R. poster for London and North Eastern Railway, circa 1928, lithograph, 100.3 x 126.3 cm. The remarkable quality of Purvis’s commercial works can be partly explained by the training he got as a youth; son of a marine painter, he studied with Walter Sickert and very old Edgar Dega. Source: MoMA.


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