Original woodblock print diptych - Hasegawa Sadanobu I (1809–79) - "Azuma-e hyaku monogatari" 東図百物語 (One Hundred Stories in Pictures of the East [Edo]) - Japan - 1870
Kamigata (Osaka) diptych by Hasegawa Sadanobu I 長谷川貞信 (1809–79). Depiction of actors (Yakusha-e) in a scene from the kabuki theatre play 'Kusunoki-ryû Hanami no Makuhari' performed in the Morita-za (森田座・守田座) theatre in 1870.
The left panel depicts actor Onoe Taganojo II, the right panel depicts actor Nakamura Fukusuke III.
Two very distinct artistic styles were developed in Edo and Osaka, which restulted in certain recognisable characteristics for each region. Osaka prints feature more subtle serious figures, which reflect the wagoto or soft style of acting in the region, along with the distinctive facial expressions. The aragato or careless way of acting which was popular in Edo, influenced subjects of more powerful images of heroism and military competence.
Published in 1870.
Condition: beautiful condition, fresh colours, beautiful register (adapting of the colour blocks on the mother block) and print.
The prints will be shipped registered with Bpost Tracking.
- Diptyque original sur bois
- Impression sur bois polychrome Nishiki-e (brocart)
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Hasegawa Sadanobu I (1809-79)
- Yakusha-e (empreinte d'acteur)
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- "Azuma-e hyaku monogatari" 東図百物語 (One Hundred Stories in Pictures of the East [Edo])
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- 245×340×0 mm