Album of preparatory drawings. (Sold)
Artist: Anonymous compiler.
Title: Tekagami (Modelli)
Description: A large album with 112 drawings of insects, birds, fish and mammals pasted on twenty-eight pages. The title is hand-written on the cover. The book was used as a collection of models within a school of painting. One drawing of a cat licking its paw is identical to a painting on silk by an artist of the Katsukawa school. Two drawings are dated Gembun en (1736) e Kan en (1748).
Date: The drawings can be dated from around 1740 to 1800 ca.
Size: Ledge style binding, 31,5 x 47 cm.
Medium: Ink and colour hand-painted on paper.
Item no: MG 01
Price: Euro 2500