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  • Writer's pictureLee Walton

English Woodblock Prints

I recently discovered that the The Library of Congress has released more than 2,500 reproductions of Japanese woodblock prints to the public via its website. The collection is free to view and download, so I had a little rummage.

私は最近、米国議会図書館がウェブサイトで、日本の木版画の複製を2,500点以上公開していることを発見しました。 このコレクションは無料で表示およびダウンロードできます。

There are many fascinating pictures in the collection, but two in particular caught my eye. I downloaded them, cleaned them up on Photoshop, printed them out, framed them and hung them in the classroom.



Here they are.


The following was taken from The Library of Congress website.


"The Library's Prints and Photographs Division houses more than 2,500 woodblock prints

and drawings by Japanese artists of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries including Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshiiku. The Library of Congress

appreciates the financial support provided by Nicihibunken (International Research

Center for Japanese Studies, an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation) to scan 1,100 of the Ukiyo-e prints".

「図書館の版画および写真部門には、2,500枚以上の木版画が保管されています。 広重、国芳、貞秀、吉生など、17世紀から20世紀初頭の日本人浮世絵師等による線画。

アメリカ議会図書館 Nicihibunken日文研(International Research 大学間研究所の日本研究センター)が浮世絵版画1,100枚をスキャンします」。

What's also really great about the collection is that each entry comes with a summary and publication date.


Here' a link to the collection so you can have a look for yourself.


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