5011 - 5224 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL AND TRIBAL ARTS
- Lvs. loose and covers detached.
= Drawings of rocks, grasses, bamboo bushes, flowering branches. According to a supplied text Keikoku painted this for a friend.
- Trifle yellowed/ foxed.
= According to dealer's ticket on passepartout, this drawing is a design for a print from the series Takaido gojusan tsui (Pairs for the 53 stations of the Tokaido, 1845), showing Yamato Take no Mikoto and two helpers.
AND 3 other drawings.
- Portfolio lacks one bone clasp.
= I.a. a man playing the flute; a kingfisher on a branch and landscapes.
- Sl. creased. Wrapper trifle stained. = Kawai Senkoku was an artist of the school of Kikuchi Hôbun.
AND 2 other sketchbooks w. nature studies/ landscapes (incl. fan designs), one dated Bunkyu 2 (1862), the other Meiji 33 (1900).
= Taken from an album.
- Trifle/ sl. foxed/ creased.
= Mainly genre scenes with people, and some landscapes. Possibly partly drawn from life and incl. portraits.
AND a smaller anonymous sketchbook, showing Noh actors and masks (late Meiji-Taisho period, 1898-1926).
- All with former central fold and all (sl.) yellowed.
- The majority soiled/ stained/ browned and partly frayed/ dam.
= Including domestic scenes, dragons, warriors, rural scenes, houses etc. Designs for prints?
AND a col. woodcut print by KUNISADA (part of a diptych or triptych; sl. dam. in left margin).
- Mostly cut out.
= At least partly from Sakigake Zue.
- Some (flattened creases); two small closed holes in parasol; a few faint stains; yellowed.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.
- Apart from a few minor stains, a fine copy. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- Fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.