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Musume Dojoji

Musume Dojoji 娘道成寺
by Ohashi Gekko

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Artist: Ohashi Gekko 大橋月皎
Title: Musume Dojoji 娘道成寺
Series: Kabuki Explanation and Stories, Series 2
Date 1st edition?1956
Publisher 1st edition?Kyoto Hanga-In 京都版画院
Publisher (this edition)?Kyoto Hanga-In 京都版画院
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 33668
Notes (1st edition)?This is an genuine original Japanese woodblock print by great shin-hanga artist Ohashi Gekko (b.1895) portrait of the actor in “onnagata” role from the series "Kabuki Explanation and Stories, Series 2 ". The print is dated Showa 30 (1956). This print published by Kiyoto Hanga-In, Shinagawa Publishers in 1956, dated over Shinagawa seal on the left margin. Printed on special thick paper with extensive usage of “gouffrage”(embossing) and metallic (silver) pigment. Signed and sealed by artist in the image and titled in kanji inside the image. Large oban size 18 1/2" x 14 1/4".

大橋月晈 木版画 「娘道成寺」

版元:京都版画院
昭和40年前後に出版。
紙サイズ:約47.5x35cm

彫師:柴村
摺師:進藤
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

This is an genuine original Japanese woodblock print by great shin-hanga artist Ohashi Gekko (b.1895) portrait of the actor in “onnagata” role from the series "Kabuki Explanation and Stories, Series 2 ". The print is dated Showa 30 (1956). This print published by Kiyoto Hanga-In, Shinagawa Publishers in 1956, dated over Shinagawa seal on the left margin. Deluxe edition. Printed on special thick paper with extensive usage of “gouffrage”(embossing) and metallic (silver) pigment. The print is not trimmed or set down, has full margins. Great impression, good colors and registration. Signed and sealed by artist in the image and titled in kanji inside the image. Large oban size 18 1/2" x 14 1/4". The margins are a little dirty, very slight toning from mat, strong matburn toning only on a back - it’s not affected to the front because of very thick (deluxe printing) paper.

Musume Dojoji History: This dance-drama is a Kabuki adaptation of the famous Nô play "Dôjôji". It has been performed for the first time in the 3rd lunar month of 1753 in Edo at the Nakamuraza. The main role of the dance was played by the great star Nakamura Tomijûrô I. The performance's success was beyond expectation and it was extended for several months.

Artist Bio: 
【大橋月皎】 画家。挿絵画家。美人画、歌舞伎絵を得意とした。伊藤晴雨と関係があった模様。

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