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- Object: Kan'yosai gafu 寒葉斎画譜 (Kan'yosai's Picture-album)
Illustrated book. Vol. 2 of three volumes. Instruction on Chinese-style painting. Woodblock-printed.
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Height: 27.10 centimetres
Width: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
Kanyosai was one of Ryotai's art-names. This was one of the more influential manuals conveying implicit instruction on Chinese-style painting but it included many pages of great power in a thoroughly graphic and non-Chinese style. The three-volume edition was followed by editions in four and five volumes. In the last volume of the five-volume edition (of the same year) Ryotai gives his version of a scroll by Shen Nanpin, the Chinese artist whose presence in Nagasaki in the 1730s had led to the founding of the Nagasaki school of painting in Japan.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 115.
Mitchell, C H, with the assistance of Ueda, Osamu, 'The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Related Schools of Japan. A Biobibliography', Los Angeles, 1972, pp. 341-2.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, pp. 412-13.
Waterhouse, D B, 'Harunobu and his age', London, 1964, no. 133.
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.107 (Hillier no.)