A collection of 80 colour woodcut prints for textiles. Kyoto (1899 – 1900)

TSUDA, SEIFÛ (Ill.): Kamonfu: Hana no Maki & Kaede no Maki.

(A collection of original designs with patterns of flowers and maples). Two volumes. Kyoto, Honda Unkindo, Meji 32-33 (1899 - 1900).

First edition. A collection of 80 colour woodcut prints of multiple beautiful design patterns, many highlighted in metallic pigments. With preliminary leaves, titles, colophon in Japanese. Size: 25.5 x 18 cm. Bound in the traditional Japanese style in original decorated wrappers, silk ties.
Some light wear and ex-ownership stamps.

Rare complete work of this album with delicate patterns for textiles by Tsuda Seifu (1880-1978), a very influential artist at this time in Japan. He is remembered for his "Japanese Art Nouveau style” which was created after several years in Paris (1907-11). Together with his artist colleague Ishii Hakutei and the writer Arishima Ikuma, Tsuda founded the Nikakai Exhibition for Oil Painting in 1914.
Ref. Kenichiro Yokoya: Zuancho in Kyoto (Trujillo & Mitsui, Stanford Univ. Libraries, 2008), pp. 20-1.
Euro 3,200.-

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