Kunisada's World 1 of 2000 copies of rare 1993 Ukiyo-e catalogue

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:31

Lot 133: Author: Izzard, Sebastian. Title: Kunisada's World. Place Published:. Publisher: Japan Society, Inc. / Ukiyo-e Society of America. Date Published: (1993). Description: 199 pp. 207 illustrations (76 in color). With essays by J. Thomas Rimer and John T. Carpenter, includes five essays which provide critical overview of the artist's career and treatment of themes and subjects. 30x23 cm (113/4x9") color illustrated wrappers. One of 2000 copies, printed and bound in England by White Bros. Rare and authoritative catalog and major review of the work of the most celebrated Japanese ukiyo-e artist of the time. The first comprehensive catalog to examine the masterpieces of Utagawa Kunisada. Kunisada's prints possess exquisite designs, excellent printing, and extraordinary sense of color and balance. Limited edition catalog of a major exhibit at the Japan Society Gallery in New York from September 30 to November 14, 1993. The exhibition was organized by the Japan Society with the cooperation of the Ukiyo-e Society of America in commemoration of its twentieth anniversary. Includes images rarely reproduced and in-depth background information by authority Izzard. Scarce. Condition: A few faint areas of wear at wrapper extremities; near fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $400-$700
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