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Lot 386: KABURAGI KIYOKATA 鏑木清方 (1878-1973)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Osai in the Kabuki play Yari no Gonza Kasane katabira. Original color woodblock print from the series 'Dai Chikamatsu zenshu' - furoku mokuhan, published 1923. Signed: Kiyokata saku.
The above depictions belong to the collected work 'Dai Chikamatsu zenshu' - furoku mokuhan - 大近松全集 付録木版 (“Woodblock Supplement to the Complete Work of Chikamatsu“). In this comprehensive, collected series of 18 prints, 18 artists contributed respectively one sheet. Occasion for the subscription-based, published series was the 200th day of death of Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653 - 1724), greatest dramatists of Japanese theater history. The Japanese Shakespeare wrote more than one hundred pieces, almost all for puppet theater (Bunraku), for the most part adapted for Kabuki theater.
DAI-OBAN, 46 x 29,4 CM
From a Viennese private collection