Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan, Henry Smith, 1988, SC, Very Good

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Smith II, Henry D., Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1988. English, First Edition, Very Good, SC, oblong 4to, 11” x 8 ⅞,” 128 pp.
ISBN: 0899510736

Full-color pictorial stiff wraps featuring two of Kiyochika’s works to front and back, black text to front and spine, teal textured endpapers. 1 ¼” strip next to spine of damp staining and faded color, light soiling to spine, minor crease in spine, mild pressure indentations to front, minor shelf wear to front and back, mild edgewear, mild foxing to foredge, light age toning, otherwise clean throughout and excellent. 128 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Created to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Co-curated by Susan Shin-tsu Tai and Henry D. Smith II. The show, and accompanying text, highlight the works of Kobayashi Kiyochika, a nineteenth-century Japanese artist. The text delves into Kiyochika’s life and provides visual analyses of the works included. In his life, Kiyochika produced “an astonishing diversity of work” including landscapes, portraits, and satirical illustrations (from p. 6 of the Introduction). “If one were to choose a single artist to represent the Meiji era, it would probably have to be Kiyochika” (from p. 6 of the Introduction).