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.
- Original woodblock print
- 1871 (Meiji 4), 1st month
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Utagawa Ichiyotei Yoshitaki (1841-99)
- 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"
- Very good condition, see description
- 25×19×0 cm