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Nōgakuzue, Mokuroku, kōhen, jō (Index, volume 2, no. 2)

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Mokuroku, kōhen, jō

(Index, volume 2, no. 1)

from the series Nōgakuzue

by Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1898

Nōgakuzue, Sesshōseki

IHL Cat. #939

About This Print

One of five index sheets (mokuroku) from the series Nōgakuzue (Illustrations of Noh) which consists of 261 prints (including the five index sheets). The series was issued by the publisher Matsuki Heikichi in five bound books (volumes), translated numerically as: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, and also referred to as Vol. 1 No. 1, Vol. 1 No. 2, Vol. 2 No. 1, Vol. 2 No. 2, Vol. 3.1  This index sheet appears in the front of Volume 2, No. 1.


Inscription on Bottom Right
 

これは武蔵の国の住人 坂巻の耕漁と申者にて候

This is by Sakamaki Kōgyō, who dwells in the Musashi Abumi region.

Translation courtesy of Asian art historian Lynn Katsumoto.


1 website of University of Pittsburgh, Special Collections http://digital.library.pitt.edu/k/kogyo/nogakuzue.html

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #939
 Title
Nōgakuzue, Mokuroku, kōhen, jō 能楽図絵 後編 上 目録
(Illustrations of Noh, Index, volume 2, no. 1)
 Series  Nōgakuzue 能樂圖繪 (Illustrations of Noh)
 Artist 
 Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
 Signature 
 Sakamaki no Kōgyo 坂巻の耕漁 (within inscription written in the lower right of the print, as shown above)
 Seal  Red letter seal in a signature shape (possibly 彫) with no border
 Date print is not dated, but MFA, Boston and Art Institute Chicago both give 1898 (Meiji 31)
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher  Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya Heikichi 大黒屋平)
 Carver  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - backed; insect damage upper right corner, minor paper imperfections
 Genre  ukiyo-e
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  oban yoko-e
 H x W Paper  9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (24.8 x 34.9 cm)
 H x W Image
 same as paper size
 Collections This Print  University of Pittsburgh Special Collections 20091209-kogyo-0276; Scripps College Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery 2009.7.47; Art Institute Chicago 1939.2258c; Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University AcNo.arcUP0735; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 53.2928.1; The Walters Art Museum 95.235; The Metropolitan Museum of Art JIB202
 Reference Literature

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