UTAMARO, K: Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

Freer, Sackler. Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered. Smithsonian Institution, 2015. ISBN: 0870110667. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26594)

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Booklet accompanied a April 8, 2017–July 9, 2017 exhibition at Freer, Sackler. In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, discovered a long-lost painting by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806), titled Snow at Fukagawa, one of three paintings by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). This show reunited the trio. The other two are Moon at Shinagawa in 1903 and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara.

MASON, PE: Pleasures of the Twelve Hours: Classic Ukiyo-e Prints

Mason, Penelope E; Rosenzweig, Daphne Lange. Pleasures of the Twelve Hours: Classic Ukiyo-e Prints. Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery, 1985. Unmarked. Wear on cover. 48p. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25063) $15.00

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Exhibition catalog. 1 color plate and B/W images throughout. Ukiyo-e represents the final phase in the long evolution of Japanese genre painting. Pleasure was among the favored subjects.