4313 - 4499 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL AND TRIBAL ARTS
- Sl. wormholed and partly waterstained. Wr. sl. worn.
= The Pictorial Descriptions of Famous Places along the Nakasendo with views of towns and marketplaces along the Nakasendo river. Rare. Kerlen 873.
- Wormholed; brown stain in upper blank margin (burned?). Wrappers very worn.
= Famous views of the Yamamoto province. Rare. Kerlen 1856; Hillier p.563f.
- Sl. wormholed. = Skillfull drawings of mountainous landscapes.
AND 1 similar 20th century album w. 10 watercolour drawings.
- Trimmed to the block. Otherwise fine.
= Anonymous Nagasaki-e used as the basis of several later woodcuts of Dutch ships (partly with the same misspelling of the word "Hollandsche" as "HOLLANDSⱭⱭE". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LII.
AND a restrike of a similar (larger) woodcut showing a Japanese sailing ship (32,8x45 cm.).
- One wormhole in image; chipped in upper margin.
AND 1 other anonymous col. woodcut: (A boat on a river) (col. woodcut view, 13,5x22 cm., with 3 attached leaves w. num. tinted woodcut flags and mon, total length 13,5x122 cm. Sl. worn on folds)
= Modern restrike.
Koryûsai (act. 1764-1788). (Three ladies). Col. woodcut ôban, signed Koryûsai ga.
- Browned and sl. stained; horizontal fold. = Probably a later edition.
AND 6 others, i.a. KOGYO, (Actor in a No-play) (col. woodcut ôban, unsigned, publ. Tokyo, Daikokuyasai) and HIROSHIGE, Iwakuni, Kintai Bridge (col. woodcut ôban, signed Hiroshige ga. Station 51 from the Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces. Sl. yellowed; probably a restrike).
- Second print sl. stained.
Anonymous (late 19th/ early 20th cent.). (A beggar). Woodcut, 14,1x12,5 cm. - AND 7 others similar.
= Attractive drawings of fish, landscapes, flowers etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LII.
- Both laid down.
- One vol. sl. wormholed.
= Charming albums with watercolours showing i.a. a pine tree, mount Fuji and flowers.
- Some (small) creases, mainly in blank margins. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIII.
- Both w. tiny stitching holes in left blank margin.
= All from Bairei kikuhyaku shû (Bairei's collection of one hundred chrysanthemums), 1891-1896.
AND 5 other col. woodcuts by the same, from the posthumous publication Bairei ekagami (Kyoto, 1913), mostly showing plants.
= Bonseki is the ancient Japanse art of creating miniature landscapes on blank trays. This probably is a model book following the Hosokawa school.
Anonymous (19th cent.). Album with 16 drawings of bonseki designs and calligraphy, black pen and ink and grey wash, ±1850, each drawing ±14x18 cm., contemp. wr. w. ms. title, sm. obl. 8vo. - AND two 20th cent. vols. (Tasiho 7(1918)) w. num. woodcut ills. showing bonseki designs, in orig. unif. wr. w. titles.