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Nobukazu (1872 - 1944)

February: Inari Shrine Festival

Series: Twelve Months in Modern Times
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1891
Size (H x W): 14.5 x 9.5 (inches)
Publisher: Nagamatsu Sakugoro
Seals: Hori Gin
Signature: Yosai Nobukazu
Condition: Very fine color, impression and state, embellished with burnishing.


About the artist

Nobukazu Watanabe was a woodblock print artist active during the during the late 19th century. A student of Chikanobu Toyohara, Nobukazu worked across a variety of genres, from senso-e (war prints) depicting the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) to scenes of Meiji-period modernization. He used the go Yosai. His prints can be found in the collections of institutions worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert in London and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.