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Kikugawa Eizan
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Imao Keinen, 1845-1923

Bird and Flower Albums by Keinen
(Keinen Kacho Gafu)

ehon, 4 vols complete in original blue portfolio with title slip, Keinen Kacho gafu; each volume string-bound in ivory paper embellished with gold and silver flecks; with series title on the covers, Keinen Kacho Gafu, followed by volume title, Haru no Bu, Natsu no Bu, Aki no Bu, Fuyu no Bu (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), and signed after the illustrations, Keinen Imao Kan Hitsu (painted by Keinen Imao with pleasure) with red square artist's seal, the colophon dated Meiji nijugonen, juichigatsu, jugonichi (Meiji 25 [1892], 11th month, 15th day), followed by the publishing details with publisher's name, Nishimura Sozaemon, the artist's name, Imao Keinen, and the bookseller's name, Yamada Geijutsudo, and their addresses in Kyoto; the last page signed by the carver, Tanaka Jirokichi, and the printer Miki Jinzaburo; 1891-1892

portfolio dimensions: 14 3/8 by 10 1/8 by 2 1/8 in., 36.5 by 25.8 by 5.5 cm

Vol. I, Spring, 40 pages illustrated
(31 numbered illustrations with 9 two-page spreads)

Vol II, Summer, 40 pages illustrated
(32 numbered illustrations with 8 two-page spreads)

Vol III, Autumn, 42 pages illustrated
(38 numbered illustrations with 4 two-page spreads)

Vol IV, Winter, 40 pages illustrated
(34 numbered illustrations with 6 two-page spreads)



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