Outsude the Fengtianfu Castle: Illustration of Heroism

Accession number MET 77.34.23
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Material Information

Title:
Outsude the Fengtianfu Castle: Illustration of Heroism
Physical Description:
Artifact
Creator:
Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
Donor:
Anonymous gift ( donor )
Publication Date:
Materials:
Triptych woodblock print, ink and colors on paper ( medium )
Measurements:
14 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches
Style/Period:
Meiji Period, 1895

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Prints -- Japanese

Notes

Abstract:
Although officers were not named, prints such as this were intended to raise patriotism, respect and admiration for the armed forces. Tsukioka Kōgyo was the adopted son of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, the last great Ukiyo-e printmaker. Kōgyo excelled in depictions of Nō drama, a theatrical form that was patronized by the Court elite and the aristocracy during Edo Period Japan. By the late 19th century, lack of patronage and disinterest of the general population meant Nō as an art form was in danger of disappearing. Kōgyo had the misfortune to be born at the wrong time, although his skills and technique were superb, he was not considered part of the Ukiyo-e movement and was too old-fashioned to fit into Shin-hanga or The New Print movement that developed in the early 20th century.
Preferred Citation:
The Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Anonymous gift

Record Information

Source Institution:
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - MET 77.34.23
System ID:
AA00005222:00001