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Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection

September 15, 2002 – January 19, 2003

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

On view are 138 Japanese woodblock prints, shown in 2 rotations, from the collection of Anne van Biema. Highlights of the collection include prints of Kabuki actors in the thriving cities of Edo and Osaka--from rare early examples from the early 18th century to the end of the Edo period (1615 - 1868)--as well as prints inspired by poetry, history, legend, and the natural and supernatural worlds.

Illustrated catalogue