Japanese Leporello with 24 Original Mounted Signed Watercolors, Circa Early 20th Century Japanese Leporello with 24 Original Mounted Signed Watercolors, Circa Early 20th Century Japanese Leporello with 24 Original Mounted Signed Watercolors, Circa Early 20th Century Japanese Leporello with 24 Original Mounted Signed Watercolors, Circa Early 20th Century

Japanese Leporello with 24 Original Mounted Signed Watercolors, Circa Early 20th Century

Published by Japan
Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 4, 2009

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N.d., circa 1900. 183 by 151 mm, when closed. Mounted watercolors are of waterflowl, a crane, other birds, flowers, fish, insects, landscapes, a fantastical depiction of men painting the foot and leg of a giant (or tiny men doing that of an ordinary man, or some other interpretation), a giant mask being lifted by children, other human studies. The watercolors are notable for their bright, vivid colors, their sharpness and precision of detail, their elegant spare composition. While each illustration can stand on its own, and the subject matter is by no means uniform, there is something quite alluring about the entire ensemble, as if they are meant to be of one piece. Based on the chop impressions, though, they appear to be by several artists. To appreciate their beauty, of course, one has to see images, or better yet, the pictures in person. Light to moderate wear of the fabric pastedown on the cover, with light soiling and some minor holes or spots of worn fabric. Entirely clean within, and all the watercolors are bright. Bookseller Inventory # 004436

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Title: Japanese Leporello with 24 Original Mounted ...

Publisher: Japan

Binding: Leporello

Book Condition:Very Good

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