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(Osaka school print designer, active 1813 - 1833)

The actor Arashi Rikan II as the Daughter Osome

Signed:                   Gigado Ashiyuki ga, with seal Ashiyuki.
Publisher:              Honsei
Date:                       1830
Size:                        oban tate-e (c. 36.5 x 25.5 cms / c. 14 3/8" x 10")

FINE impression and color, near fine condition,
except three inconspicuous, small wormholes at edges; backed.

ref. no.:              # 732919
Price:                 € 580.00
"Ashiyuki has been unfairly neglected as an Osaka school print designer... At his best, he designed some of the masterpieces of the Osaka school and, in a quiet way, anticipated most advances of the Osaka style... He was the first in Osaka to employ gofun on his prints to create an effect of snow, the first to exploit the use of color blocks without outlines ..." (quotes from: R. Keyes, pls. see below)

Roger S. Keyes and Keiko Mizshima, The Theatrical World of the Osaka Prints, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973; catalog p. 207.

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