by Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)
Series; Fifty Noh Figures in Color, 1938
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Fifty Noh Figures in Color - A student of noted artist Tsukioka Kogyo, Sofu Matsuno is known for his Noh woodblock prints. In 1938, he completed the series "Fifty Noh Figures in Color," published by Yokyoku-kai Hakkosho. Each print features a single Noh actor in costume, and is mounted along the top edge to a solid colored backing sheet patterned with the three small pine trees that appear alongside the higashigakari (bridgeway) that leads to the Noh stage. The trees are printed in a dark gold metallic pigment, a deluxe printing technique. Each features a label on the reverse with the title of the play in Japanese. These charming, sketch-like designs have a sense of freshness and immediacy, presented in an attractive decorative format. A nice choice to collect or display.
Artist - Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)
Image Size - Print 7 3/4" x 5 1/2" + margins as shown; backing sheet 12" x 9 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Mounted along top edge to backing sheet. Some prints have a few small spots. Backing sheets have slight wear or a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Generally in good condition overall.
What can I find on clearance?
- Prints that have moved through our auctions and are ready to go below cost.
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- Prints with condition issues.
Prints are identified as original or reprint, and artist information is offered when known. We include excellent photos of each print, as well as a brief condition report.
While you're shopping, keep in mind that some condition issues could simply be framed out, some could be easily repaired, and others just allow you to enjoy owning a 19th century original at a bargain price. Of course, many prints are in excellent condition, just needing to be cleared out.
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