Tsukioko Kogyo- Noh Theatercolor Woodblock Print

19th CENTURY-Modernism


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Good, 2 sm. wormholes in margins, unseen in matted image.

Tsukioko Kogyo, Noh Theater color woodblock print, Circa 1897--1901, Series:  Noganku Zue (Noh Plays), Publisher:  Matsuki Heikichi.

Tsukioka Kogyo , sometimes called Sakamaki Kōgyo , (April 18, 1869 - February 25, 1927) was a Japanese artist of the Meiji period. He was a student and adopted son of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, and also studied with Ogata Gekkō. Although Kōgyo sometimes painted other subjects, for most of his career he made pictures of Japanese noh theatre, either as large-scale paintings or colored woodblock prints. Many of the latter were published in series and sold as multi-volume sets. Some sets, such as Nōgaku zue, have been preserved as albums in their original bindings, including accordion-style bindings known as orihon, while other sets such as Nōga taikan, were issued in sewn bindings known as yamato toji. Although most bound sets belong to institutional collections, individual prints by Kōgyo can still be found through dealers specializing in Japanese prints.


Some of the museum collections of Kogyo include:  


Walters Art Museum

 Art Institute of Chicago

 Chandler Williamson Gallery

 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 Frick Art & Historical Center

 University of Pittsburgh