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CHO^JU^; JINBUTSU; SANSUI) RYAKUGA-SHIKI 3 vols.: EHON] KITAO KEISAI

EHON] KITAO KEISAI MASAYOSHI

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Item Description: 19. [EHON] KITAO KEISAI MASAYOSHI. (CHO^JU^; JINBUTSU; SANSUI) RYAKUGA-SHIKI 3 vols. To^kyo^, Yoshikawa Ko^bunkan, n.d. [1890s?] String-bound, Japanese- style, fukuro-toji. Original blind-patterned green cobvers with printed paper title labels. 24.7 x 18.2 cm. These three color-printed woodblock versions of the famous Raykugashiki by Keisai Masayoshi still retain their original Kansei and Bunka colophon dates, along with the Yoshikawa additions. My supposition would be that the hangi blocks were in the hands of Ko^bunkan for a while in mid to late Meiji before being taken over by Unso^do^, who issued several printing all through the 20th century. We have handled several printings by Unso^do^, but this is the first Yoshikawa Ko^bunkan version we have handled. The Landscape [SANSUI] volume has some foxing, the other two are clean in and out. As the poriginal blocks were quite bold, they have held up well, without loss of much detail. y goood condition. Bookseller Inventory # 88745

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EHON] Keisai Kitao Masayoshi, artist

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Item Description: 1795. [EHON] Keisai Kitao Masayoshi, artist. [JIMBUTSU] RYAKUGASHIKI. Published in Edo by Suharaya Ichibei, Kansei 7 [1795]. Complete, as described at Mitchell p.453 with 60 illustrations, b+w & color. With the original light peach-colored cover. Very worn printed title label. An interesting early issue with soft paper and mild rich colors. However, the condition is poor. Though complete, this copy has soiling, staining and edgewear. An important and popular work whose original humor and skill are still there, but it is priced according to its lesser condition. Bookseller Inventory # 86414

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KEISAI RYAKU GA SHIKI:SIMPLIFIED FORMS OF PAINTING: KEISAI, Kitao.
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Item Description: Edo 1799, Suwahara. Stitched wrs., covers rubbed, soiled, contents clean and solid, 31 double folded leaves [62p.], large size:18 x 26 cm.,62 colored woodlbock illustrations, back cover present, its paper covering gone. *** *** *** . . JAPANESE DRAWING MADE SIMPLY BY AN OLD MASTER . . . WHO WAS THE ARTIST KEISAI KITAO [1764-1824: Kitao aka. by studio names: Kuwagata Keisai et al., was a celebrated Ukiyo-e painter, printmaker and illustrator born in Suruga province. He was also the star pupil of Kitao Shigemasa, and worked until 1797 as an Ukiyo-e artist under the 'Go' or studio name of Kitao Masayoshi, designing numerous prints & and illustrating books. . *. In 1797 Keisai became the official painter to the Daimyo of Tsuyama, he was also given some training by Kano Eisen'in. He took his grandmother's name of Kuwagata and then began to work in the Kano school style. Eventually retired and became a lay monk. He is known for his subtle and tender lines, his prints of lowers done with delicacy. His work is charming, expressing innocence and with remarkable delicacy and softness. . * The current work is a collection of his color drawings of mostly human figures with a sprinkling of a few animals. Hokusai was influenced by his unique style, which found its way into the his famous series title: HOKUSAI MANGA. These caricature are done with naive innocence, with a dash of fun intended, and some irony. The work shows a great diversity in his ability to draw and perceive the Japanese people of the late 18th century. Delicately pastel colored, revealing his zest for life. A wide variety and large number of his quaint drawings are presented in this book. A delight to behold ! For a companion volume in the same style on animals, birds, fish, insects, please inquire for his CHOJU RYAKU GASHIKI. . *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: This famous work has been highly collected over the last 200 years by the most famous libraries, collectors & world museums. This title is cited in most of the standard bibliographies. [see below]. . Most cite the date as 1795 however our copy clearly states: Kansei 11th year, being 1799. It is possible that some bibliographers are citing the preface date. Ours clearly has a dated colophon of publication date. . To some bibliographers, there is some confusion between the First edition and later editions, which bear alternate titles: KEISAI RYAKUGA-SHIKI & JIMBUTSU RYAKUGA-SHIKI. . *** REFERENCES: * C.H. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN, p.453. He wrongly cites Toda: 210, with a different title: JIMBUTSU RYAKUGA SHIKI. * H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.553-4, #1351, cites 1795 date. * K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.215, he cites an later 1856 edition, a reprint., & p.210. * L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. p.99. item E.2514-1925 seems to be the same as the one cited in Toda, but inaccurately thinks this is volume 3 of a set. * Louise Brown: BLOCK PRINTING & BOOK ILLUTRATION IN JAPAN cites on p.124 two separate entries for a book with this title: first states 1795 "Rare;" second cites what looks like a reprint: ".2 small volumes, not dated ca. 1809- 1810 colors." * Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.75 does solve this mystery by noting that one of Keisai's studio names is also Kitao Masayoshi, as per Chibbett. Keisai was a pupil of Kitao Shigemasa a famous natural history painter of birds, flowers & animals. A skillful painter in the Kano style, who later retired to become a Buddhist monk. * KSM: 8-47-1 * KRAFT vol. 3, no. 556. * Corbin 399 with title: Keisai Ryakuga-shiki * Duret 179 * Haviland [xviii] 582, 97 quoting the wrong title: JIMBUTSU RYAKUGA-SHIKI, which is an entirely different book. * Hayashi 1557. According to him, some later issues bore the titles KEISAI RYAKUGA-SHIKI & JIMBUTSU RYAKUGA-SHIKI, * Hubert 39 * Javal [I]. Bookseller Inventory # 23004901

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Shinki Issou: Kitao, Masayoshi (Kuwagata,

Kitao, Masayoshi (Kuwagata, Keisai)

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Item Description: Meiji period, Tokyo. Softcover. Book Condition: Very good. Kitao, Masayoshi (Kuwagata, Keisai) (illustrator). A 3 v. set of books illustrated by the famous Japanese artist Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824), also known as Kuwagata Keisai. The foreword dates from Bunka 11 (1814), but this set of books was published in the Meiji period. Original binding and original title plates. Includes 70 beautiful b/w ink prints, mostly of birds, plants and animals. Covers, edges and title plates worn, as to be expected. Some marks and stains to covers. Occasional creases and brown stains/foxing to contents. For the most part in very nice condition, with beautiful prints. Text in Japanese. Japanese fukurotoji soft cover binding. Comes with non-original slipcase. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 243

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JIMBUTSU] RYAKUGASHIKI: EHON] Keisai Kitao

EHON] Keisai Kitao Masayoshi, artist

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Item Description: 1795. [EHON] Keisai Kitao Masayoshi, artist. [JIMBUTSU] RYAKUGASHIKI. Published in Edo by Suharaya Ichibei, Kansei 7 [1795]. Complete, as described at Mitchell p.453 with 60 illustrations, b+w & color. With the original light peach-colored cover. No printed title label. An interesting early issue with soft paper and mild rich colors. However, the condition is less than perfect. Though complete, this copy has some soiling and edgewear, the occasional spot of ink and some worming. Its original humor and skill are still there, but it is priced according to its lesser condition. Bookseller Inventory # 86290

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