- Other Titles
- Two onnagata
Untitled (Two onnagata (female role) actors)
- Place where the work was made
- Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodcut
- 39.7 x 24.9 cm
- Signature & date
Signed u.l., in Japanese, ink [stamped "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
- Purchased 1984
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Japanese prints of the 20th century, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Jun 1990–12 Aug 1990
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 256 (colour illus.).
Other works by Tsuruya Kōkei
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Tsuruya Kōkei Nakamura Tokizō V as Kagaribi, wife of Takatsuna, ... 1986 353.1987
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