Original Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963) Japanese Woodblock Print
Series; Twelve Months of Noh Pictures
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Twelve Months of Noh Pictures - Handsome design from a series featuring characters from different Noh plays for the twelve months of the year. Published by Unsodo in 1970, this series features six illustrations by Sofu Matsuno and six by his son, Hideyo Matsuno. Sofu Matsuno studied with Tsuikoika Kogyo, who was known for his wonderful portrayals of Noh plays. Kogyo died before the completion of his last series, "Noga taikan," and Sofu Matsuno designed 24 prints to finish the fifth and final volume of the series. These attractive and colorful images capture the elegant costumes and masks of Noh theater, with performers in stately and dignified poses. Each print is mounted to board in the traditional shikishiban format, edged with yellow and ready for display. Publisher's label on reverse. A great choice for a collector interested in Noh theater.
Artist - Sofu Matsuno (1899 - 1963)
Image Size - 10 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Mounted to board. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.