Illustrated Studies of Things Japanese: Ehon (book), volume I, 1742
Ink on Paper
8 3/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (22.23 cm x 15.56 cm)
A note with the first book reads: Ehon Yamato - a work or drawing with instruction in regard to washes, colors, etc. and model drawings of landscapes, people, historical scenes, and others. 10 volumes. Published 1716, a color edition in 1742. This set is dated Jan 1742. Nishikawa Sukenobu, 1671-1751. Born in Kyoto he spent the latter part of his life in Osaka. P. 130 of Louise Bronne's Block Printing, etc.
Red chop on the inside cover.
Black ink woodblock prints.
Book from a ten volume set of Japanese subjects, containing 27 black and white illustrations of landscapes and animals. Engraved by Fujimura Zemyemon and Murikami Genyemon, Kyoto.
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