1890. Item #88972
[EHON] TANOMURA Chokunyû, editor and artist. KYÛKO SANSEN 2 vols. Osaka, Meiji 23 . 2 vols. Original covers, chitsu and printed paper title labels. Includes prefatory material inscribing calligraphy by such famous artists as Tomioka Tessai, among others. Tanomura Chokunyu, the heir of Tanomura Chikuden, was a master in his own right, a late but brilliant practitioner of the literati style of painting. Here he has copied the work of a number of literati painters from the past, both Chinese and Japanese. There are brief biographical notes on the artists and the b+w sumi woodblock prints are quite lovely. An unusual book which matches the extensive description of a copy in Mitchell's collection, Mitchell page 402. Complete. A bit of worming at the end of Vol. 1, otherwise very good.