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- Object: Zoku koya bunko 続姑射文庫 (The Sequel to the Koya Library)
Illustrated book. Vol. 1 of five volumes. Book of haiku verses and accompanying images. Sequel to first 'Koya bunko'. Woodblock-printed.
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Height: 27 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The simple haiga illustrations of candid everyday moments by Gessho are perfect complements to the haiku poems contained in the anthology. (Label copy, TTC 2000)
Hillier and Smith 1980
In this book, purporting to be a sequel to the first 'Koya bunko' described in 1979, 0305, 0115, the main artist is Gessho who took over from Yujo on the death of that artist. It is the most comprehensive exposition of the 'haiga' ever produced, with designs of startling simplicity by an artistic genius matching the allusiveness of the verses and the asymmetry of the calligraphy.
Hillier, J, 'The Uninhibited Brush. Japanese Art in the Shijo Style', London, 1974, ch. VIII.
Holloway, Owen E, 'Graphic Art of Japan: The Classical School', London, 1957, no. 18.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 389.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 24 Mar-24 Sep, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Time'
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.180 (Hillier no.)