• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 356

    Nishimura Nantei (1775-1834)

    Price Realised  

    Nishimura Nantei (1775-1834)
    Nantei gafu kohen [The Drawing Book of Nantei], 1 vol., signed Nishimura Nantei ga, preface dated 1823, colophon dated 1826, containing 30 double-page illustrations of people of the Kyoto area, good impression and colour, light staining and rubbing to lower corners, cover worn
    25.7 x 18.2cm.


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    For further reading on this book see C.H. Mitchell, The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Schools of Japan, (Los Angeles, 1972), p.432; and J. Hillier, The Art of The Japanese Book, (London, 1987), p.707

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