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(Japanese, d. 1819)
Set of two woodblock printed folding-books; ink and color on paper
Book: 26 x 37.5 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)
Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Leighton R. Longhi 1991.118
This set of books is in the orihon, or folding-book format.
Nakamura Hōchū prized the design acumen of earlier painter Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) and honored him with this two-volume set of woodblock printed images. While Hōchū sampled the original compositions from Kōrin’s works, the prints in these books are heavily inflected with his own loose, whimsical drawing style.
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