- Museum number
- Object: Suiseki gafu 水石画譜 (Suiseki's Picture Album)
Illustrated book. One volume. First of two in a series. Square-cut figure demonstrating the artist's style. Printed in ink and pale colours. Colour woodblock-printed.
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Height: 25.50 centimetres
Width: 17.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
This is the first of two series by Suiseki and consists of square-cut figure studies in a style that immediately singles the artist out as an individualist, whatever training he may have had under Goshun.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 92.
Hillier, J, 'The Uninhibited Brush. Japanese Art in the Shijo Style', London, 1974, ch. IX.
Holloway, Owen E, 'Graphic Art of Japan: The Classical School', London, 1957, no. 51.
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. 505-6.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 379.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.244 (Hillier no.)