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Spotlight Display

Michael Felmingham

Date: 23rd November 2018 - 30th March 2019

Every day

Location: Art Gallery & Museum

Time: 10:45

Royal Leamington Spa is full of people with remarkable stories.

 

Japanese Prints

November 23 2018 - March 2019

Our collection contains 25 Japanese woodblock prints; this Spotlight display will showcase a selection of these delicate prints which include imagery of popular subjects throughout the 18th and early 19th century.

Nine of the prints show individual courtesans or scenes in the Yoshiware pleasure quarter of Edo (now Tokyo); depicting elaborate hairstyles and kimonos. Another nine of the prints
show actors or scenes from Kabuki plays, five prints convey an idea of daily life and the remaining prints are from history including a general on a tiger hunt during an invasion of Korea.

Due to their sensitivity to light and damage to several of the works it means that this collection can be difficult to show in our main art gallery. This Spotlight is a rare opportunity to view a selection of the beautiful works in a temporary display.

Japanese prints

 

 

 

Cost: Free admission

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