Series; Pictures of Noh Plays (Nogaku zue), 1897 - 1902
Kogyo's Pictures of Noh Plays - One of Kogyo's most important series, "Pictures of Noh" (Nogaku zue) was released in five volumes between 1897 and 1902. This wonderful series depicts famous Noh and kyogen plays. Beautifully drawn with fine detail in the fabrics and facial expressions, this series faithfully brings these memorable performances to life. Kogyo's incredible attention to detail wonderfully captures the sumptuous costume fabrics, hand-carved masks, and intricately crafted props. Many of these striking prints include deluxe embellishments, such as shimmering mica, embossed textures, and soft shading. Their spare, almost Zen design, is quintessentially Japanese. A terrific choice for a collector interested in this traditional form of Japanese theater.
Artist - Tsukioka Kogyo (1869 - 1927)
Image Size - 9" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Binding holes at side, repaired. Some prints have a few creases at edges, spots, or marks. Please see photos for details.
This Auction Falls Under Our Standard Auction Rules and Guidelines
If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.