KYŌSAI. Kyōsai gadan
Artist: Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889)
Title: Kyōsai gadan (Kyōsai Treatise on Painting) Four volumes, complete.
Date: Meiji 20 (1887)
Publisher: Iwamoto Shun.
Size: 25,5x17,5 cm.
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: 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.
Conditions: Fine conditions.
Item no: MM 9
Price: Euro 1900