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- Object: Tama hiroi たまひろひ (A Gathering of Jewels)
Illustrated book. Vol. 1 of two volumes. Anthology of Shijo-school artists with pictures and calligraphy. Colour woodblock-printed.
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Height: 25.80 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
A pure Shijo-style evocation of the same stone lantern featured in Hokusai's more Ukiyo-e style colour print above. The woodblock printing is comparatively translucent and carefully gradated to imitate painterly effects. (label copy, TTC, 1997)
Hillier and Smith 1980
One of the last comprehensive anthologies to embrace the designs of a large number of the artists currently working in the 'Shijo' style. A great feature is the adroit 'mise-en-page' of picture and calligraphy. Mitchell deals fully with the two different editions of the book (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. 512-14).
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 127.
Hillier, J, 'The Uninhibited Brush. Japanese Art in the Shijo Style', London, 1974, pp. 269, 278, 351, 355.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 375.
Conservation Credit Line: Conservation of this book was supported by the Toshiba International Foundation
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Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.381 (Hillier no.)