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The Kōrin Picture Book

The Kōrin Picture Book



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Nakamura Hōchū 中村 芳中

(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


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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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