Tsukioka Koun: Dancing girl
Japan, Meiji period, 1899
Colour woodblock print, ink and colour on paper, 37 x 24.5 cm, artist's seal and signature. Good colours, good condition.
From the series Pictures of Dances, 1899.
Very little is known about the Meiji artist Tsukioka Koun. He was active around the turn of the century and produced this rarely seen series depicting colourful figures, each representing a dance variety within kabuki, the classical Japanese dance-drama.