Original Gyokusho Kawabata Japanese Woodblock Print Book
One Hundred Educational Pictures, Complete Volume II, 1898
With 12 woodblock prints
Opening at $89
A Fuji Arts special offer auction
One Hundred Educational Pictures - Handsome complete volume by Gyokusho Kawabata from his series "One Hundred Educational Pictures," an instructional painting manual "for elementary school or home use." Published by Yoshikawa Hanshichi in 1898, each volume of the set includes 12 woodblock prints of traditional Japanese sumi ink paintings featuring landscapes, figures, animals, flowers, and plants. Rendered with handsome brushwork, the designs were intended to serve as models to copy. Some of the black and white designs are heightened with color. An intriguing book with attractive, simple designs, rare to find complete.
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This Complete Volume - This complete volume includes 12 woodblock prints, mounted side to side and bound accordion style, with paper covers, a table of contents, and a colophon at the end.
Artist - Watanabe Kazan (1793 - 1841)
Size - Each print 9 3/4" x 12 7/8"; overall size 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 1/4"
Condition - Prints with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, some prints have a few small spots or creases, or slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
Examples from the Volume