Gyokuei: Moon night scene with a handwriting title
鍋田玉英Nabeta Gyokuei (1847-? ）
木版画｜纵绘大判｜36.0cm x 23.6cm
Woodblock-print｜Oban tate-e｜36.0cm x 23.6cm
Nabeta Gyokuei was a pupil of the famous Toyohara Chikanobu and was considered a master of fuzokuga genre painting. He was also known for his fan designs, and produced woodblock prints for the noted Kaibutsu Ehon (“Illustrated Book of Monsters”). The book depicted different types of yōkai, creatures from Japanese folklore. In this unusual design, a quiet, Chinese-influenced landscape is juxtaposed with dramatic, oversized Kanji.
Very early impression with great condition; minor dirt near the bottom; backed.