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Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869–1927. Kinatsu, 1923, Woodblock print, 14 7/8 × 10 1/16 inches. Collection of David R. Weinberg

The Drama of Japanese Prints

January 19, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Graphics Gallery

This exhibition features colorful, early 20th-century woodblock prints from Japanese artist Tsukioka Kōgyo. Although he depicted many subjects, Kōgyo is most well-known for his numerous scenes from Noh theater, one of the oldest existing forms of theater still practiced today. His artworks provide a glimpse into the rich stories, elegant actors, and subdued ambiance of Noh plays. Artwork from two of Kōgyo’s most important series, Pictures of Noh Plays (Nōgaku zue) and One Hundred Noh Plays (Nōgaku hyakuban) are on view in The Drama of Japanese Prints.

From the Exhibition

  • Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869 – 1927. Hajitomi, 1925. Woodblock print. 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.8 x 25.7 cm). Collection of David R. Weinberg

  • Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869 - 1927. Ryuko, n.d. Woodblock print. 14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in. (37.5 x 51 cm). Collection of David R. Weinberg

  • Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869 – 1927. Arashiyama, n.d. Woodblock print. 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.8 x 25.7 cm). Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel

  • Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869 – 1927. Okina, n.d. Woodblock print. 14 7/8 x 30 in. (37.8 x 76.2 cm). Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel

  • Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869 - 1927. Chikubushima, n.d. Woodblock print. 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.8 x 25.7 cm). Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel

  • Tsukioka Kōgyo, Japanese, 1869 - 1927. Hyakuman, n.d. Woodblock print. 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (37.8 x 25.7 cm). Collection of Sheldon and Heather Siegel