Kogyo Tsukioka, Noh Play Actors, Hanging Scrolls
Artist: Kogyo Tsukioka (1869-1927)
Title: Pair of Scrolls, Noh Play Actors
Description: Kakejiku (vertical hanging scroll), ink and colours on silk in silk mounts. With original wooden box.
Date: Late 19th century
Size: (Left) Image: 101 x 24 cm, Overall: 167 x 26.6 cm; (Right) Image: 104.5 x 24 cm, Overall: 170.5 x 27 cm
Pair of original Japanese hanging scrolls.
Tsukioka Kogyo was a Japanese artist of the Meiji period. He was a student and adopted son of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and also studied with Ogata Gekko. For most of his career Kogyo created prints centred on Japanese noh theatre, either as large-scale paintings or coloured woodblock prints, however he also did war and nature prints. Many of the latter were published in series and sold as multi-volume sets. Some sets have been preserved as albums in their original bindings, including accordion-style bindings known as orihon. Although original album books are primarily in institutions, single prints are popular in the Japanese antiques market.
|Print Format||Kakemono-e (Scroll)|
|Dimensions||(Left) Image: 101 x 24 cm, Overall: 167 x 26.6 cm; (Right) Image: 104.5 x 24 cm, Overall: 170.5 x 27 cm|
|Condition Report||(Left) Light foxing and stains, minor folds, some margin wear on silk; (Right) Foxing and some stains.|