18 x 11.4 in. This unusual and superbly printed design is from the celebrated series "Dai Chikamatsu Zenshu" (The Great Collection of Works by Chikamatsu).
He is known to have written 97 drama of which 74 are historical. Many Japanese would be very familiar with the plays. None of the prints in the series has titles, most (as in this example) just have the names of the block.
(Carved by Kazue and printed by Kumakichi). (1879 - 1958) was a Japanese painter. Early life Nishiyama Suisho was born "Nishiyama Usaburo" in Kyoto in 1879.
In 1915, he married Takeuchi Tei, one of his master's daughters. Career In 1899, Nishiyama graduated from Kyoto City School of Arts and Crafts. Soon after, he became head of Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting.
Nishiyama exhibited in Teiten, Bunten, and Inten, art exhibitions sponsored by the government. Also, he was a member of the Imperial Art Academy and Imperial Household Art Committee. He received the Order of Cultural Merit in 1957.Nishiyama was most well known for his paintings and, thus, produced few prints. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "alembix" and is located in this country: US.
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