Title: UKIYO GAFU: Sketch Book of the Fleeting World. Alternate Titles: UKIYO RYUSAI GAFU & or KEISAI UKIYO GAFU. SUPERB COLLABORATION BETWEEN HIROSHIGE AND KEISAI. DESCRIPTION: Delightfully interesting subjects, portrayed with a strong pen. Sketches of human figures, landscapes, flowers, birds, insects, animals of all varieties, done in light tints. The work is reminiscent of Hokusais most celebrated book series THE MANGA. Working in concert they produced a lovely set of books with superbly charming and quaint illustrations. A fine example of the best of Japans great master artists. SUBJECT OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The work reflects all genres and subjects of life, work and leisure in Japan during the mid-1800s. Its a virtual dictionary of human and animal activity. This encyclopedic work gives us an insight to what most Japanese saw and were familiar with during their life-time. Illustrated in shades of Sumi gray, black and pastel orange. CONDITION: Antique paper, pages vary in tone. A few pages show foxing. All in all a good impression. Very satisfying to peruse through. No stains or thumbing. Not an easy book to find. The item “Hiroshige Ukiyo Gafu 19th Century Woodblock Book Hokusai Tattoo Art Mt Fuji” is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “dogstar_rising” and is located in Queens New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Type: Paintings, Scrolls & Prints
- Region of Origin: Japan