The Henry Dyer Collection: Dai Nippon Exhibition

Date: 22 August – 10 October 2009
Venue: Mackintosh Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ
Tel: 0141 353 4538/4471
Organiser: The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Gallery

‘Dai Nippon’ brings together woodblock prints from the Henry Dyer Collection. Previously undisplayed, this is a rare opportunity to view this outstanding collection of work from Eizan, Kuniyoshi, Kunisada, Sadahide, Kunichika and Hiroshige. The exhibition focuses upon the kabuki related material in the collection and explores theatrical traditions of Japan. Henry Dyer’s enthusiasm for acquiring Ukiyo-e documents the cultural reciprocity in the Japan and the West at the close of the 19th Century.

Dyer was the first Briton to be decorated by the Japanese Government. Having resided in Japan from 1873-1882, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, third class, upon his departure.

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