• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 358

    Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824)

    Price Realised  


    Kitao Masayoshi (1764-1824)
    Sansui ryakuga shiki [Landscapes in the Cursive Picture Style], signed Keisai hitsu and sealed Shoshin, published by Suwaraya Ichibei in Kansei 12 (1800); 1 vol. complete, comprising fifteen double page and twenty-nine single page colour illustrations, very good impressions and colour, slight wear to bottom corners of pages and to cover
    26.5 x 18.2cm.

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    For further reading on this book see J. Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, (London, 1987), p.477, where it is noted that in Masayoshi's books ryakugashiki meant a novel, witty reduction of everything to the simplest possible forms in the fewest number of strokes.

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