12 Woodblock prints. Illustrations by: Imao Keinen on paper.
Size in cm: 8vo: 16.5 x 24.1 cm. Size in inch: 8vo: 6.5 x 9.5 inch.
Yamada Unsodo: 1906. 8vo: [unpaginated] pp. Boards Original boards with title ticket to the front. Japanese style leporello binding. Wonderful sparse prints with beautiful subtle colouring. Antique Book, titled: ‘Shu Gajo’, by: Imao Keinen. (‘Album for Picture Learning Exercises’). Volume 1 of a 7-volume series. Each volume contains 12 double page woodblock prints to serve as subjects for practicing tansai drawing. Artists and Engravers: Author(s): Imao Keinen. Illustrated by: Imao Keinen (original name: Imao Isaburo, 1845-1924) was one of the most popular bird and flower artists of the Meiji era. He taught at the Kyoto school of painting. He spent a great effort in teaching and was known to be truly concerned with the progress of his students.
Condition: Very good, given age. Front cover soiled, rear cover detached. The prints clean, foxing on the final page (colophon).
Keywords: ANTIQUE BOOK-SHU GAJO-MEIJI PERIOD-DRAWING EXERCISES-KEINEN