MATERIAL: Lithography
TYPE: Print
DIMENSIONS: 26 1/2" x 18 1/4
NOTES: From a single collection obtained entirely in China pre-2000.
ITEM ID: 4123
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Hirohito Portrayed as a Spider Consuming China

Year: 1939
Decade: 1930s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Excellent anti-Japanese poster: “El Fascismo”, a lithograph promoting the “Conferencia El Fascismo Japones” in Mexico City, Mexico, June 9, 1939.

Artist Isidro Ocampo has portrayed young Emperor Hirohito as a horned, black-bodied spider preparing to consume China. Fine.

According to scholar Gonzalo Sec “I am surprised that this was printed by “Liga Pro-Cultura Alemana en México”, basically a germanophile association.”

Name: Isidoro Ocampo
Type: Artist