Ōkyo Gafu 應舉画譜 [also En-Ō Gafu 圓應画譜]
1860. Item #89925
Ōkyo Gafu 應舉画譜 [also En-Ō Gafu 圓應画譜] (Vol 1 Jimbutsu no bu 人物之部 and Vol 2 Sansui no bu 山水之部)
Maruyama Ōkyo 圓山應舉 (円山応挙), artist
Kyoto: Hishiya Magobei
2 vols.. n.d., n.p., String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. With light colors and very good impressions and Japanese text. The original edition was published by Yoshida Shimbei in 1837. This copy, however, has neither title page nor colophon. The covers, with a subtle blind-stamped vegetal pattern, are yellow and the title labels are printed in brown/purple on white. Vol 1 Jimbutsu no bu 人物之部 is focused mainly on the subject of people and Vol 2 Sansui no bu 山水之部 depicts mountains and water.
Resembles the copy "B", printed in 1860, at Mitchell 251-2 save that it has no colophon and is published by Hishiya Magobei of Kyoto. This copy overall captures the visual impact of this scarce and important work. Enclosed in a custom clasped chitsu case.