Kokusui Ukiyo-e Kessaku Shu (Japanese, i.e. "The Collection of Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Printing")

Tokyo, Nihon Bijutsu Hanga Kenkyu Kai, 1941, March 10th.

Folio (355 x 260 mm). In the original silkcovered sevn boards binding with blue title-label pasted on to front board. 50 woodblock reproduction of Ukiyo-e art all with printed tissueguards describing (in both English and Japanese) the artist and artwork. A very fine copy. 

A fine work showing the rich tradition Ukiyo-e art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica. The term 'ukiyo-e' translates as "picture[s] of the floating world".

Ukiyo-e was central to forming the West's perception of Japanese art in the late 19th century, particularly the landscapes of Hokusai and Hiroshige. From the 1870s onwards, Japonisme became a prominent trend and had a strong influence on the early Impressionists such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Claude Monet, as well as having an impact on Post-Impressionists such as Vincent van Gogh, and Art Nouveau artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Order-nr.: 60043

DKK 15.000,00