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The Floating World in the Eighteenth Century

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The Floating World in the Eighteenth Century: Japanese Paintings and Prints.

This is the catalogue from an exhibition in 2015 - the following information is taken from the Publishers Website.

'Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art will present Paintings and Prints of the Floating World from March 14 to 20, 2015 at their gallery on East 76th Street. The exhibition will feature a range of high quality eighteenth and nineteenth century “floating world” paintings and woodblock prints of actors and beauties, the typical subject matter of ukiyo-e.

Of particular interest among the paintings to be exhibited is a rare depiction of a seated bewhiskered man pulling the sleeve of an adolescent boy (wakashū) by Miyagawa Isshō (1689–1779). Teisai Hokuba’s (1771–1844) Geisha Admiring Cherry Blossoms at Mukōjima will also be featured. The meticulously rendered “S-shaped” figure of the woman is characteristic of Hokuba’s beauty paintings. Here her jewel-like figure is contrasted with a loose, almost monochromatic, wash-painted background. Three High-ranking Courtesans on Parade by Kikugawa Eizan (1787–1867) depicting an oiran and her competitors parading along the Nakanochō, the main boulevard of the Yoshiwara brothel district, along with works by Kubo Shunman (1757–1820) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) will be shown as well.

A selection of fine woodblock prints and surimono will round out the show. For more information about this exhibition, please go to www.izzardasianart.com.'

The catalogue is in very good condition with only a little wear around the base of the spine.

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Publisher:
Sebastian Izzard LLC

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The Floating World in the Eighteenth Century: Japanese Paintings and Prints.

This is the catalogue from an exhibition in 2015 - the following information is taken from the Publishers Website.

'Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art will present Paintings and Prints of the Floating World from March 14 to 20, 2015 at their gallery on East 76th Street. The exhibition will feature a range of high quality eighteenth and nineteenth century “floating world” paintings and woodblock prints of actors and beauties, the typical subject matter of ukiyo-e.

Of particular interest among the paintings to be exhibited is a rare depiction of a seated bewhiskered man pulling the sleeve of an adolescent boy (wakashū) by Miyagawa Isshō (1689–1779). Teisai Hokuba’s (1771–1844) Geisha Admiring Cherry Blossoms at Mukōjima will also be featured. The meticulously rendered “S-shaped” figure of the woman is characteristic of Hokuba’s beauty paintings. Here her jewel-like figure is contrasted with a loose, almost monochromatic, wash-painted background. Three High-ranking Courtesans on Parade by Kikugawa Eizan (1787–1867) depicting an oiran and her competitors parading along the Nakanochō, the main boulevard of the Yoshiwara brothel district, along with works by Kubo Shunman (1757–1820) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) will be shown as well.

A selection of fine woodblock prints and surimono will round out the show. For more information about this exhibition, please go to www.izzardasianart.com.'

The catalogue is in very good condition with only a little wear around the base of the spine.

Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Sebastian Izzard LLC

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