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Kamisaka SEKKA (1886 - 1942)

Momoyo-gusa  ('A World of Things')
Published: 1903-10  ***  Publisher: Yamada Unsodo
Size: dai-oban yoko-e (c. 29. 5 x 44 cms / 11 5/8" x 17 3/8", each)
and
Chigusa  ('A Thousand Grasses')
Published: 1899-1903  ***  Publisher: Yamada Unsodo
Size: oban yoko-e (c. 24 x 35. 5 cms / 9 3/4" x 14", each)

Fine impression and colors, extensive use of metallic pigments and mica,
occasional minor marks here and there, but generally very good to fine condition.
          We are offering here luxuriously printed designs from Sekkas's acclaimed print series, published by Kyoto's
          foremost publishing house, UNSODO. The most elaborate printing techniques and highly skilled wood-carvers
          and printers were required to achieve such unparalleled perfection in the genre of pattern design. Kamisaka
          SEKKA, born in Kyoto, was the most prominent representative of the revived (or neo-) rimpa style.

          Much has been written about this work. See, e.g.:
          Jack Hillier, "The Art of the Japanese Book", London, 1987; vol. II, pp. 975-981.
          "The Age of Yoshitoshi", Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1990; pp. 92-94.

          For a detailed discussion of the artist, please see the excellent catalog of the first large-scale retrospective of
          Sekka's life and work, held in two cities each in the US and Japan, in 2003 / 2004, exhibiting paintings and
          prints, designs for lacquer work and furniture. The lavishly illustrated catalog comprises 355 pages:
          "Kamisaka Sekka Rimpa Master - Pioneer of Modern Design", Kyoto/Birmingham AL; The Asahi Shimbun; 2003.




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Cow boy
from: A World of Things
Ref. no.: # 622035   -   (sold)


Chrysanthemum Boy
from: A World of Things
Ref. no.: # 662266   -   Price:  € 1,250.00


Decorated papers
from: A Thousand Grasses
Ref. no.: # 59178003   -   Price:  € 250.00





Pattern books
from: A Thousand Grasses
Ref. no.: # 59178011   -   Price:  € 250.00


Decorated shells
from: A Thousand Grasses
Ref. no.: # 59178002   -   Price:  € 250.00


Kimono airing under a cherry tree
from: A Thousand Grasses
Ref. no.: # 59178005   -   (sold)




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