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Nobukazu (1872 - 1944)

Music Party in the Moonlit Night

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1895
Size (H x W): 14 x 28 (inches)
Signature: Oju Yosai Nobukazu hitsu
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, vertical fold on inside edges, embellished with silver and metallic pigments and black lacquer


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.