Hagoromo (The Feather Robe)

by Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)

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Hagoromo (The Feather Robe) by Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)

Original Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hagoromo (The Feather Robe)

Series; Fifty Noh Figures in Color, 1938

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. Backing sheets has tears at edges, creasing and rubbing. Please see photos for details.

Hagoromo (The Feather Robe) by Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)
Hagoromo (The Feather Robe) by Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)

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