KYŌSAI. Kyōsai gadan
Artist: Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889)
Title: Kyōsai gadan (Kyōsai Treatise on Painting) Four volumes, complete.
Description: Kyōsai gadan is a partly autobiographical work and partly a treatise on the history and technique of Japanese and Chinese painting. Much of what we know about Kyōsai's life comes from the pages of this book. Famous are the illustrations of the Kuniyoshi studio where Kyōsai was an apprentice, and that of the prison in Tokyo where he was locked up for having offended the authorities of the time.
Date: Meiji 20 (1887)
Publisher: Iwamoto Shun.
Size: 25,5x17,5 cm.
Medium: Woodblock printing with some light colors.
Literature: For a detailed description of the book, see the catalog of the British Museum edited by Timothy Clark, Demon of Painting The Art of Kawanabe Kyosai, London 1993, no. 1 for the edition in six volumes.
Remarks: The book are temporary on loan at the Japanmuseum SieboldHuis, Leiden, Holland for the exhibition “Neko. De kat in Japanse kunst” (The cat in Japanese art) till 30th September 2020
Conditions: Fine conditions.
Item no: MM 9
Price: Euro 1900