Kogyo (1869-1927)

Title Page: Fan and Fox

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Kogyo (1869-1927)
Title Page: Fan and Fox
Pictures of Noh Plays
Woodblock Print
10" x 14"
Kore wa Musashi no kuni junin Sakamaki no Kogyo to mosu mono nite soro
Very good color and impression, light soiling, embellished with silver and embossing


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About the artist

Kogyo Tsukioka was born in Tokyo in 1869 as Sadanosuke Hanyu. The adopted son of the famed ukiyo-e artist Yoshitoshi, Kogyo studied both painting and woodblock printing under him. He later studied with Gekko. Kogyo did a number of nature studies and Sino-Japanese war prints but is primarily known for his images of the Noh theater, a traditional aristocratic form of Japanese performing arts that is considered more refined than the popular Kabuki theater. Unlike most classical ukiyo-e prints, his works have an almost painterly quality and use much gold and silver for the Noh costume embellishments. These woodblock prints are a tour de force of printing and required very skill engravers and printers to produce. Kogyo died in Tokyo at the age of 58.

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