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Noh: Take no yuki

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Tsukioka Gyokusei, b. 1908
Noh: Take no yuki, c. 1938
Ink on paper
15.7 x 10.6 in.


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2010.1.10


Commentary
Gyokusei was the daughter of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927), noted for his noh theater prints, and the granddaughter of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), one of the most famous ukiyo-e artists of the 19th century. Few women had successful careers as printmakers; in the 1930s, Gyokusei was commissioned to create a deluxe limited edition set of noh prints.

Marks
Signature: "Gyokusei" with artist's seal
Watanable copyright seal for 1929-1942.

Object Description
Color woodblock print of Noh theatre actors admiring bamboo in snow.

Tsukioka Gyokusei was the daugher of the noh-ga master, Tsukioka Kogyo. She completed 30 noh-ga designs from the publisher Watanabe around 1938.

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