Yoshitaki Utagawa, Kabuki Play, Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hataage
Artist: Yoshitaki Utagawa (1841-1899)
Title: Kabuki Play, Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hataage
Publisher: Hon'ya Isuke
Size: (L) 17.8 x 24.7, (CL) 17.7 x 24.6, (CR) 17.8 x 24.8, (R) 17.7 x 24.8 cm
Original Japanese woodblock print.
|Artist Name||Yoshitaki Utagawa|
|Title||Kabuki Play, Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hataage|
|Subject||Kabuki Theatre, Kamigata-e/Osaka-e|
|Dimensions||(L) 17.8 x 24.7, (CL) 17.7 x 24.6, (CR) 17.8 x 24.8, (R) 17.7 x 24.8 cm|
|Condition Report||Light creases, light wear and soiling, pinholes, some colour oxidised.|
As a printmaker, Yoshitaki worked both in Edo and Osaka. Yoshitaki was the most prolific designer of woodblock prints in Osaka from the 1860s to the 1880s, producing more than 1,200 different prints, almost all of kabuki actors.