The Woodblock Print
This woodblock print is in very fine condition. It measures roughly 8″x10″ and features a singular actor portrayal on a gold-painted background. There is rich color, fine patterning and texturing within the subject, along with silver metallic paint patterning. The margins are intact and clean, along with a clean verso. Minor toning in the margins.
About the Artist
Ryoshu Yamaguchi was born in 1885 in Kyoto, Japan, with the given name of Keizo Furuzawa. He was adopted into a famous Kyogen actors family, became a Noh actor himself, and began to study painting with Taniguchi Kokyo. The combination of Noh acting and painting finally led him to specialize in Noh and Kyogen paintings and woodblock prints.