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Friday, June 14, 2024


Exhibition Private - USA & Canada
Asia Week New York

Privately Commissioned Japanese Prints and Albums from the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries

Sebastian Izzard LLC
17 East 76th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, USA
Mar 18, 2022 To Mar 26, 2022


Detail: The spring exhibition at Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art will feature surimono, the privately commissioned counterparts to the commercial Japanese woodblock prints of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Produced in small numbers for a mostly educated audience of literati, surimono were often more experimental in subject matter and treatment, and extravagant in printing technique, than commercial prints. Two artistic groups dominated surimono production: the group of artists led by Katsushika Hokusai (1760‒1849) and his school, including Totoya Hokkei (1780‒1850) and Yashima Gakutei (1786‒1868), who specialized in still-life, landscape, and illustrations of classical Chinese and Japanese literature; and the artists led by Utagawa Toyokuni (1769‒1825)—and after his death in 1825 by Utagawa Kunisada (1786‒1865)—who became known for images of the theater and its performers. Fine examples by these artists as well as other renowned painters including Kitagawa Utamaro (1756‒1806) and Kubo Shunman (1757–1820) are featured.

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A Pipe and Decorative Tobacco Pouch with Ojime Bead and Manju Netsuke
A Pipe and Decorative Tobacco Pouch with Ojime Bead and Manju Netsuke
1813
7⅞ x 7¼ in. (20 x 18.4 cm)
Color woodblock print with metallic pigments: shikishiban surimono
Kubo Shunman (1757‒1820)

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