Japanese woodblock print, hightened in gold, is a wonderful example of Japanese art at the turn of the century.
Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)
Fireflies at Night
Woodblock print (nishiki-e) hightened in gold
Shikishiban [9.5 x 10 inches]
Seal: Artist's seal.
Tsukioka Kogyo was a great later nineteenth century Japanese woodcut artist, Tsukioka Kogyo first studied printmaking techniques under his famous step-father, Yoshitoshi. He later took more instructions from Ogata Gekko. During his career Kogyo created a number of fine woodcuts dealing with both natural history and contemporary events, such as the Russo-Japanese War. His name, however, will always be associated with the great series of woodcuts he designed for Heikichi dealing with the Noh Theatre.