Original woodblock print - Utagawa Ichiyotei Yoshitaki (1841-99) - The Actor Kataoka Gatô II as Aoyagi Tayû - From the series "Compendium of Dances" - 1871 (Meiji 4), 1st month

Description
Original woodblock print - Utagawa Ichiyotei Yoshitaki (1841-99) - The Actor Kataoka Gatô II as Aoyagi Tayû - From the series "Compendium of Dances" - 1871 (Meiji 4), 1st month
Very good condition, see description

Magnificent and very rare original wood Engraving - Ichiyötei Yoshitaki .歌川 芳滝 . ( 1841 - 1899 ) - Actor Aoyagi Tayû in Sangoku Ichi , from the Compendium of Dances series - 1871 . Diptych engraving B

This is accompanied by Ichikawa Udanji I . Diptych engraving A
References : Fine Arts Museum number 460793 . International Galleries

Makers' mark. Signature : Yoshitaki ga
Publisher: Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)

Reference : MFA n° 11.36119a-b
In very fair condition. Some signs of ageing. Little folds. Missing the left angle, small die external engraving. The ensemble is in correct condition.

Sent by registered mail with tracking and acknowledgement of receipt. Shipment insurance included.

Ichiyötei Yoshitaki (歌川 芳滝) (born 13 April 1841, passed away on 28 June 1899), also known as Ichiyōsai Yoshitaki (一養斎 芳滝), was a Japanese wood engraver in the ukiyo-e style, active in Edo (Tokyo) and Osaka. He was also a painter and newspaper illustrator. The son of a pastry merchant, he was the student of Utagawa Yoshiume (1819-1879). Yoshitaki was the most prolific drawer in Osaka during the 1860s until the 1880s, with over 1,200 different prints, the majority representing kabuki actors.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print
Technique
Engraved
Material
Paper
Period
1871 (Meiji 4), 1st month
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Utagawa Ichiyotei Yoshitaki (1841-99)
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Kabuki theater stage. Mitate mai zukushi
Title of artwork
The Actor Kataoka Gatô II as Aoyagi Tayû - From the series "Compendium of Dances"
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
25×19×0 cm
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