Kyosai - Big Fire in Edo

Kyosai - Big Fire in Edo

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Kawanabe Kyôsai 

Two-page spread from the book Kyosai Gadan.

Kyōsai Gadan is a partly autobiographical work and partly a treatise on the history and technique of Japanese and Chinese painting. Much of what we know about Kyōsai's life comes from the pages of this book. Famous are the illustrations of the Kuniyoshi studio where Kyōsai was an apprentice, and that of the prison in Tokyo where he was locked up for having offended the authorities of the time.

Date: 1887

Publisher: Masakazu

Condition: Not backed, glued down center, great condition.

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