New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers in conjunction with an exhibition sponsored and held by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo; The Asia Society Galleries, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1989. Jakuchu. First Edition. Cloth. Quarto (12 1/4" x 9 1/2"); black cloth with gold lettering and "Jakuchu" in red + cover with author-title in gold & seal of the artist in red-&-black; Foreword by Hiroshi Ueki; archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting "Rooster and Blossoming Plum in Snow" by Jakuch ; red endpapers; xi + 224 semi-glossy pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #7578
It Jakuch ( , 1716 – 1800) was a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period with Buddhist ideals. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds. Often his otherwise traditional works display experimentation with perspective and other very modern stylistic elements.
SUPERB artistry in a beautifully produced illustrated edition of an important exhibition of Jakuchu's works. VF/VF if not "As New." No previous ownership or any remainder marks. Dust jacket is unclipped, sharp, clean.