1826. Item #90713
Suzuki Ki-itsu 鈴木其一 and Sakai Hō-Itsu 酒井抱一, editors. Kōrin Hyakuzu Kōhen 光琳百図 後編 [One Hundred Designs by Kōrin, 2nd Series]. Bunsei 9 . 2 volumes 26.6 x 18cm with blue-gray wrappers, string-bound fukuro-toji Japanese-style with centered, printed paper slips. Housed in a 20th century cloth, clasped chitsu case 27 x 18.8cm. Original monochrome woodblock prints, double-page, single-page and multiple per page, with preliminary text and afterword in Japanese. The preface, dated Bunsei 9 , is signed Tani Bunchō 谷 文晁 (1763– 1841) and the conclusion is signed by the eminent Rimpa artist, Sakai Hō-itsu 酒井抱一, though 1826 was the year of his death and it is generally acknowledged that this collection was edited by Hō-itsu's great disciple, Suzuki Kiitsu 鈴木其一 (1796 – 1858). As such, it is one of the few works by Kiitsu which ever reached publication.
Kōrin Hyakuzu Kōhen 光琳百図 後編 [One Hundred Designs by Kōrin, 2nd series] is the second and last series of works based on acknowledged Kōrin paintings still extant in the 1820's. Reproduced in black and white woodcut, they are very well printed. This copy bears the seal of the important 19th century Japanese artist Watanabe Kazan 渡辺崋山 (1793 – 1841), making it a very interesting association item. With some wear and spots of soiling to wrapper, very small spots of interior worming, wear to chitsu and broken clasp. A lovely work in 2 vols, complete. See Mitchell pp.376-7. Amazing copy, amazing association.