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The Seamstress, from the periodical "The Studio"

Artist: Emil Orlik (1870 - 1932) Primary
Date: 1896
19th century
Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.1 in. (16 x 15.5 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Two-color woodcut on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.22
Not on view.

Orlik used only two tones for this woodcut, which limited the number of separate blocks required. Like many of his European contemporaries, he was fascinated by Japanese woodblock prints, and in 1900 would undertake a journey to Japan to learn the traditional technique.

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