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Title

Bando Tamasaburō V as Oiwa, wife of Tamiya, and Nakamura Tokizō V as her younger sister Osode in "Yotsuya Kaidan"

1983

Artist

Tsuruya Kōkei

Japan

1946 -

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  • Details

    Other Titles
    Two onnagata
    Untitled (Two onnagata (female role) actors)
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1983
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    39.7 x 24.9 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed u.l., in Japanese, ink [stamped "[artist's seal]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1984
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    83.1984
    Artist information
    Tsuruya Kōkei

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  • About

    Kokei has revived the 'ukiyo-e' tradition of depicting individual actors in specific performances. He does his own drawing, blockcutting and printing, unlike in traditional practice where the artist did only the drawing. While consistent with the conventions of 'ukiyo-e', the prints have a compelling power and a certain malevolence that generates an unease at odds with the purely visual pleasure of traditional 'ukiyo-e' prints.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.256.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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