Gosudarstvennyi muzei izobrazintel’nykh iskusstv imeni A. S. Pushkina: Iaponskaia graviura, XVIII – pervaia polovina XIX veka, tom 1 (A. S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts: Japanese Prints, 18th–the First Half of the 19th c., vol. 1). B. G. Voronova.

Gosudarstvennyi muzei izobrazintel’nykh iskusstv imeni A. S. Pushkina: Iaponskaia graviura, XVIII – pervaia polovina XIX veka, tom 1 (A. S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts: Japanese Prints, 18th–the First Half of the 19th c., vol. 1)

Moscow: Muzei izobrazitel'nykh iskusstv im. A. S. Pushkina, 2009 (2nd, enlarged and corrected edition). sewn pb. This catalogue has been the life work of the author who undertook in the 1960s a systematic and scholarly description of the Pushkin Museum’s collection of Japanese prints. The collection lacks early works of the seventeenth century, but has such variety and richness for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that each phase of the art’s development can be followed and works by all major artists seen. Cataloguing the collection entailed painstaking work and careful consultation to distinguish original and early prints from later ones and counterfeit ones, to establish authorship and date, and to gloss the lore, history, and religion behind the imagery. The introduction characterizes the collection and notes how it was formed (one distinction is that the principal collector, S. N. Kitaev, a Russian naval officer, acquired most works in Japan in the late nineteenth century). The appendix lists names of artists whose works are published in this volume with their marks (in color) and signatures. 480 pp., 8 ½ x 10 ½ ins., one b-&-w illus., 626 color, sewn cl., Rus. with artists’ names and captions in ENGLISH (2nd, enlarged and corrected edition). Item #1359
ISBN: 9785915210232

Price: $128.00

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