16 June 2016
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
FOUJITA, Léonard Tsuguharu, illustrator (1886-1968). – JOSEPH, Michael (1897-1958) A Book of Cats being Twenty Drawings by Foujita. New York: Covici Friede, 1930.
2° (330 x 254 mm). 20 etchings. (Lacking the additional suite of 20 plates on Japanese vellum, a few leaves with very light marginal soiling.) Original red cloth, front cover and spine lettered in silver (some soiling, particularly to spine, hinges starting). Provenance: Gotham Book Mart sticker on lower pastedown.
LIMITED EDITION, number 341 of 500 copies on handmade Arches paper SIGNED BY FOUJITA. Foujita was born and educated in Tokyo before moving to Paris in 1913. He applied Japanese ink techniques to Western-style art. He lends his well-loved depictions of cats to this popular work.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+1 212 636 2665
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
What a newcomer need to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York