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Late 19th Century Antique Tsukioka Kōgyo "Pictures of Noh Theater" Japanese Woodblock Prints - Set o


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Authentic, signed, and framed antique Japanese woodblock print art “Pictures Of Noh Theater” series by Tsukioka Kōgyo (月岡 耕漁) dating back to 1897-1902. This set includes 8 original Meiji Period woodblock signed prints. They belonged to a 103 year old artist in Beverly Hills. They were framed in Beverly Hills in the 1940s. The frames are simple and red (with ware from age). They have kept the art in magnificent condition and allow for easy display! Measurements: 14.5″ × 10.25″ each About The Artist: Tsukioka Kōgyo (月岡 耕漁), sometimes called Sakamaki Kōgyo (坂巻 耕漁), was a Japanese artist of the Meiji period. He was a student and adopted son of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and also studied with Ogata Gekkō. Although Kōgyo sometimes painted other subjects, for most of his career he made pictures of Japanese noh theatre, either as large-scale paintings or colored woodblock prints. About Noh: Noh (能 Nō), derived from the Sino-Japanese word for “skill” or “talent”, is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Nō together with Kyōgen is part of Nōgaku theatre. Noh is often based on tales from traditional literature with a supernatural being transformed into human form as a hero narrating a story. Noh integrates masks, costumes and various props in a dance-based performance, requiring highly trained actors and musicians. Emotions are primarily conveyed by stylized conventional gestures while the iconic masks represent the roles such as ghosts, women, children, and the elderly. About Woodblock Printing: Woodblock printing (or block printing) is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD.

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Depth: 1.0
Width: 14.5
Height: 10.25

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