Nobukazu (1872 - 1944)

May: Carp Streamer

Series: Twelve Months in Modern Times
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1891
Size (H x W): 14.25 x 9.5 (inches)
Publisher: Nagamatsu Sakugoro
Signature: Yosai Nobukazu
Condition: Very good color, impression and state.


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.