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Nōgakuzue, Mokuroku, zenpen (Index, volume 1, no. 1)


 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Mokuroku, zenpen

(Index, volume 1, no. 1)

from the series Nōgakuzue

by Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1897-1902

Nōgakuzue, Sesshōseki

IHL Cat. #1264

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 1, No. 1.

For background on the Noh theater see the article on this site "Noh - A Brief Summary by Beata Kubiak Ho-Chi".

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

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1264
Mokuroku, zenpen 能楽図絵 前編 もくろく [目録]
(Illustrations of Noh, Index, volume 1, no. 1)
 Series Nōgakuzue 能樂圖繪 (Illustrations of Noh)
 Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
柳邨書 [Ryūson sho]
 shown left: White and red letter seals in a pair 柳 村 [Ryūson] - lower left corner within index scroll 
 shown right: 年久 [Toshi hisa] - lower right corner of print
 Seal as shown and described above
 Date 1897-1902
 Edition unknown
 Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya Heikichi 大黒屋平)
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - backed; soiling, single pinhole left side
 Genre ukiyo-e
 Format oban yoko-e
 H x W Paper 9 7/16 x 14 1/8 in. (24 x 35.9 cm)
 H x W Image
 same as paper size
 Collections This Print University of Pittsburgh Special Collections 20091209-kogyo-0156; Art Institute Chicago 1939.2258a; Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University AcNo.arcUP0840; New York Metropolitan Museum of Art JIB202
 Reference Literature