The Theatrical Prints of the Torii Masters: A Selection of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century Ukiyo-e
Place Published: Japan
Publisher: Honolulu Academy of the Arts; Riccar Art Museum
Date Published: 1977
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 43683
119pp. Quarto [29 cm] Light brown raw silk cloth over boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Black endpapers. Near fine, in a very good dust jacket with surface rubbing.
From the Foreword- "The theatrical art of the Torii masters has long been prized for its intense forcefulness, and the school's splendid prints represent a series of memorable moments in the history of Japanese art. Whether it be the dramatic fury of an actor study or an elegantly conceived portrait of a courtesan, the results are among the most accomplished forms of graphic expression ever created."