Artist: Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)
Woodblock Print Title: Booklet of 12 original drawings
1st Publication: 1830's
Size: oban; 11" x 15" (28 x 38 cm)
Date of this edition: 1830's
Publisher: Self published (Hand drawing / hanshita-e)
Condition: Toning, creases.
Notes: Extremely rare booklet from the former collection of Richard Lane. The booklet is signed and sealed by Watanabe Kazan. The cover and all the pages are also signed, sealed and authenticated by Kaseki Watanabe, the second son of Watanabe Kazan. The cover reads: 崋山若蟄年作彩本 - Colored book made by Kazan in his young confinement years
崋石渡邊雄ＸＸ題 - Inscription xx by Kaseki Watanabe.
A painting sold at Bonhams also authenticated by Kaseki Watanabe sold for $85,000, visible HERE
A similar in style booklet is exposed at the MET in New York, visible HERE
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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