SHIDAI MANHUA. (Sketches of Our Time/Modern Sketch). Hangzhou, 2014. Typically 30+ pp. per issue. Colour and (predominantly) b/w cartoon-style drawings and photographic illustrations throughout each volume. 39 vols. 26x19 cm. Paper. Two decorative cardboard holders.
Facsimile reproduction of a complete run of a little-known magazine published in Shanghai for a relatively short period from 1934-1937. A total of 39 issues. The magazine was an illustrated comment on the news and social activity of the time with a marked humorous element. The sketches were done by a number of well-known sketch artists active in Shanghai at the time. Very interesting period piece and a prime example of the distinctive and, at times, unusual 'Shanghai illustration' of the early 20th century. Illustrated throughout each issue. We have never come across any original issues. Text in Chinese. Hard to find.
Subjects: Periodicals Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 192 in printed List 189.
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