[Japanese Woman With Tattoos, Biting A Cloth]
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[Japanese Woman With Tattoos, Biting A Cloth]

c1950s. Ink and watercolour, 34.7 x 20cm (image), 43.7 x 29.1cm (paper). Slight discolouration to edges of paper.

From the late 19th century until the end of WWII, tattoos were outlawed in Japan as the Japanese government wanted to protect its image and make a “good first impression in the face of its new international status.” Ref: ABC; Wiki.

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Item #CL201-42

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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