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- Object: Kaishien gaden 芥子園画伝 (Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual)
Illustrated book. Vol. 1 of five volumes. Completion of publication of Japanese edition of part of Chinese original 'Jieziyuan shu huapu'. Partly colour, woodblock-printed.
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Height: 28.50 centimetres
Width: 18.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
This book completed the publication of the Japanese edition of part of the Chinese original. Like the 'Hasshu gafu' (H17), the book had an immense influence on the development of 'Nanga' in Japan.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. III.
Ch'iu, A K'ai-ming, "The Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan (Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual); Early Editions in American Collections" in 'Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America', vol. 5, (1951), pp. 55-69.
Ono, Tadashige, 'Shina Hanga soko', Tokyo, 1944.
'Catalogue of the de Roos Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books', Sotheby & Co., London, 17 May 1972, no. 76.
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, does not mention this edition.
- Not on display
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.95 (Hillier no.)