1893. Item #90803
[EHON] Suzuki KIITSU 鈴木其一 ; Sakai HŌ-ITSU 酒井抱一. KŌRIN HYAKUZU & KŌRIN HYAKUZU Kōhen. Tōkyō, Hakubunkan, Meiji 26  4 volumes in 2, 10 7/16" x 7 1/8", blue-grey covers, string-bound fukuro toji Japanese-style with printed paper title labels. The preface of series one, originally published in 1815 by the great Rimpa artist, Sakai Hō-itsu, was written by Kamaeda Bōsai and the final note by Hō-itsu, the second series appeared in 1826, the year of Hō-itsu's death and it is generally acnowledged that his disciple, Suzuki Ki-itsu, brought the series to completion. The preface to the second series is signed by Tani Bunchō and the final note by Hō-itsu.
A compilation of b+w woodcut renditions of paintings extant in Japan in the early 19th century, done by the great late 17th, early 18th century painter, Ogata Kōrin (1658-1716), whose work many artists of the time greatly admired. This issue appeared during Meiji, probably printed from the same blocks as the original editions, as it retains all the prints, prefaces and afterwards of the original editions.