Japanese woodblock print by Gyokusei Tsukioka 月岡 玉瀞
Price: € 450,00
Original Japanese woodblock print by Gyokusei Tsukioka 月岡 玉瀞 (1908-1994): a warrior 侍 (samurai) from the series ‘Noh Play Prints of the Hosho School’ (Hosho-ryu Noh Gaku Hanga).
An actor donning a ferocious mask is clad in an impressive and ornately decorated full samurai kimono 裃 (kamishimo), has a katana (sword) drawn in his right hand and is holding the other hand above its head.
Date: Around 1930
Type: Shin Hanga
Sealed in front: Gyokusei 玉瀞
Signed and sealed at the back.
Height 37.7 cm, Width 25.7 cm.
In a very good original condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Tsukioka Gyokusei, the daughter of the artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927), was born in Tokyo in 1908 with the given name of Fumiko 文子. Her married name was Inada Fumiko. She studied at the Women’s Specialist School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1929, and she studied Japanese-style (yamato-e) painting with Matsuoka Eikyu 松岡 映丘 (1881-1938), who worked to revitalize and modernize yamato-e. Like her father she specialized in representations of Noh drama.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.