4797 - 4946 FINE ARTS - JAPANESE PRINTS, DRAWINGS and ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, ORIENTAL and TRIBAL ARTS
- Vol. 6 appears to have a misbound print of a fan design; contents sl. fingersoiled.
= Rare art periodical depicting works by classical Japanese artists.
- Several (closed) womholes.
- Tipped onto mount; craquelé in lower margin (just touching one leaf) and in blank upper right corner.
AND 2 others similar, both showing a butterfly and a bee on a flowering branch (both ±12x16 cm. Both w. craquelé in margins; one watercolour foxed/ yellowed).
- Pith paper of most watercolours dam./ cracked as often (three are in reasonably good condition).
= On the basis of a late 19th cent. 4-page manuscript description of the contents of the album 2 watercolours are lacking. The description makes clear that the 9 scenes tell the story of a well-behaved son and his family. It begins with his birthday wishes for one of his parents, then goes on to show a richly dressed wedding table with the family attending. The next scene shows the parents receiving congratulations on occasion of their son's successful exams; in the next image we see a newly born son being bathed. Then follows the ceremonial shaving of the baby's head. In the next scene his mother is breastfeeding him; and, jumping a few years, the boy is seen at school reciting his lesson to his teacher. He does this successfully and receives the distinction of "Sive tsaj"[?]. The final scene shows the son among his family members again.
- Some loss of paint.
- All sculptures with some sm. damages.
- One figurine dam.
= Frontispiece to the story Autumn Colour by Hirotsu Ryûrô, and showing the vivious prostitute agent Omutsu and the father who has just sold his daughter to Omutsu pocketing their money after the deal is done.
= Goey was an Indonesian Chinese artist, who studied at the Dutch Royal Academy and Julian Academy in Paris.
ADDED: Anonymous (19th cent.). (Fudo Myo-o). Drawing, pen and black ink, 27x19,5 cm., on thin paper (sl. foxed in lower margin). - AND 11 others, mostly full-p. woodcut ills. from various ehon, but also incl. a nice anonymous drawing in pen and ink (a landscape with scattered buildings and a lake in the foreground).