Granted to your attention amazing original woodblock prints diptych ACTORS? PLAY by great artist RYUSAI? SHIGEHARU published in 1833. A member of the Utagawa school, he was one of a very select group of kamigata-e print artists who were able to support themselves solely as professional artists. Shigeharu was born Yamaguchi Yasuhide in Hizen Province, Nagasaki in 1802 (year 2 of Kyowa). He moved to the Mitsudera-machi???? District of Osaka around 1820, to study printmaking with his first mentor, Utagawa (Takigawa) Kunihiro???? His next teacher was Yanagawa Shigenobu???? , with whom he collaborated on several major projects. Some have suggested that Shigeharu also studied under master print designer Hokusai. Shigeharu published his first print in 1820 under the name Nagasaki Kunishige???? , acknowledging both his birthplace and his first teacher. He adopted the name Ryusai Shigeharu, which incorporated two characters from his second master’s name, in the spring of 1825. His artistic output is generally dated to the period c. This print is depicting the actor Arashi Rikan II as Oguri Hangan and Iwai Shijaku I as Princess Terute in play’Himekurabe Futaba Ezoshi’ in Osaka Naka theatre. Signed Gyokuryutei Shigeharu-ga with seal on the right panel of diptych. Publishers House: Tenmaya Kihei. Full oban size (14 1/2″ X 9 3/4″), unmounted, unframed. The colors are bright and unfaded. This prints are in superb condition. You can make your OFFER and ask for DISCOUNT. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “nivatori” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Prints Diptich
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1800-1849
- Primary Material: Washi paper, inks
- Maker: RYUSAI SHIGEHARU
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Multi-Color