4628 - 4844 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL and TRIBAL ARTS
- Sl. foxed and some inkstaining. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- Dam. in left margin. = Battle between gods/ demons?
AND 2 others (similar): one showing people on a boat in a river that is replenished by two buckets carried by a goddess(?) on the shore, who speaks of a serpent, the other showing a street view, possibly of a temple complex (both w. some sm. damages).
= Some names: Masayoshi and Kakuyou; some subjects: a seated lady with a pine tree branch in her hand; a bird on a branch with red berries; two turned-over mushrooms with 2 yellow leaves; a sketch of a monk seated in front of a fire. Attractive album.
- Corners and silk sl. rubbed; spine-ends nibbled by rodents (not affecting drawings).
= Incl. several nice drawings, i.a. a cock and a chicken, several landscapes, a fish just below the surface and a man on a boat. Some names (tentative identifications): Chikuzan, Ennen, Chikukyo and Houryu.
AND 1 other album with 4 double-p. watercolours by Shunku (20th cent.)(?).
- Occas. sl. foxed. Small moth-eaten spot on backcover. Otherwise fine.
= I.a. drawings of a moored ship; a group of 6 deer on a grassy patch; two houses in front of a high mountain; fishermen and women selling their catch on the beach and various landscapes.
= Attractive collection of watercolours. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- The second print w. some offsetting from tape.
= From the series Chiyoda no Ôoku (Chiyoda Inner Palace). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
= From the series Chiyoda no Ôoku (Chiyoda Inner Palace).
= Nice and colourful watercolours.
- Fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
AND 4 other similar watercolours on pith paper in two frames: (A Chinese man/ A Chinese woman) (both 14x8 cm. Both trifle foxed) and (A Chinese lady with a fan/ A South-American veiled girl) (both 15,5x9,5 cm. Both foxed). - ADDED: 2 similar watercolours on pith paper in one frame: (A Mexican woman on horseback/ A Mexican man riding a donkey) (both 15,5x11,5 cm. Both foxed).
- Pith paper of most watercolours dam./ cracked as often (three are in reasonably good condition).
= On the basis of a late 19th cent. 4-page manuscript description of the contents of the album 2 watercolours are lacking. The description makes clear that the 9 scenes tell the story of a well-behaved son and his family. It begins with his birthday wishes for one of his parents, then goes on to show a richly dressed wedding table with the family attending. The next scene shows the parents receiving congratulations on occasion of their son's successful exams; in the next image we see a newly born son being bathed. Then follows the ceremonial shaving of the baby's head. In the next scene his mother is breastfeeding him; and, jumping a few years, the boy is seen at school reciting his lesson to his teacher. He does this successfully and receives the distinction of "Sive tsaj"[?]. The final scene shows the son among his family members again. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
- All but one w. large tears/ torn, frayed.
= All showing various torture scenes, i.a. a decapitated head in a cage.