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2012 ANTIQUES: CHINESE ARTS AUCTION RECORDS 2011.1.1-2011.12.31: (PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY)
2012 Gudong Paimai Nianjian: Shuhua 2012 拍賣年鑒 : 書畫.

Aiko Gyoso (Maekawa Bunzo comp.):
- KAIGAI IBUN
(Strange Information from Overseas) 海外异聞.

Akisato Rito:
- SHINSEN NIWATSUKURI DEN: TSUKIYAMA SANSHUI ISHIGUMI SONOO YAEGAKI
(Newly Compiled Account of the Creation of Gardens) 新撰庭作傳 。 秋里大人 原著.

ANYUE SHIKU YUANJUEDONG BAOHU YANJIU
Conservation and Research for Yuanjuedong of Anyue Grottos 安岳石窟圓覺洞保護研究.

Arce, Dr. Jose; drawings by Schiff:
- DE BUENOS AIRES A SHANGHAI

Argence, Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d':
- CHINESE JADES IN THE AVERY BRUNDAGE COLLECTION

ARS ORIENTALIS VOLUME 34

Art Institute of Chicago; Wang Tao ed:
- MIRRORING CHINA'S PAST

Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beijing University:
- QUANLI YU XINYANG: LIANGZHU YIZHI QUN KAOGU TEZHAN
Power in Things: New Perspectives on Liangzhu (Special Exhibition of Archaeological Finds From the Liangzhu Site) 權力與信仰 : 良渚遺址群考古特展.

AUSPICIOUS ORNAMENTAL JADES
A Wanyu Shanfang Collection of Qing Jades


WANJH3
Wang Gai, Li Yu et al: JIEZIYUAN HUAZHUAN CHU JI. (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting: First Collection (Part One)). 芥子園畫傳 (初集)。 王概 李漁 等. N.p., Late 18th/early 19th century. 7, 23; 2, 40; 2, 45; 5, 47; 1, 41 folded leaves. Woodblock illustrations throughout, some coloured. 5 vols. 26x17 cm. Stitched.
GBP 4,200.00
The 'Jieziyuan Huazhuan' (Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual) is China's best-known painting manual and was highly influential. It was first published in parts over a number of years and its bibliographic history is highly complex. The first edition of the first part has a printed date of Kangxi 18 i.e 1679 (reproduced in this edition) but, as the manual became popular, it spawned many editions (at least twenty) that were reproduced in varying qualities and formats. The better earlier editions, which include this one, have very fine multiblock, multicolour woodcut printing together with many black-and-white woodblock images.
 This first part of the famous manual covers the art of painting trees, rocks, mountains, architecture, figures etc. All text in Chinese.
  This copy does not correspond to any of the first three dated editions: Kangxi 1679, Qianlong 1782 or the Jiaqing 1800. However, it has none of the publisher names associated with later known 19th century editions. There exist earlier woodblock printed editions including reference in 'Sibu Zonglu Yishu Bian' to an undated Qianlong edition which we have not been able to examine and compare.
  Given the age and feel of this work, and the fact that it is a good impression with subtle colours to the coloured woodblock images, we believe this is most likely to be an indeterminate late 18th century or, at the very latest, early 19th century edition.
  Rare and of great interest.
  Generally in good condition. Some foxing, at times heavy, as is usual. A copy that has obviously been well cared for, with protected title page and lined folded leaves.
  References:
 Visible Traces: p. 79
 Wood: Chinese Illustration. pp. 66-68.
 Chiu: The Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan (Archives Chinese Art Society of America Vol. v 1951 pp. 55-69.)
 Ding Fubao 'Sibu Zonglu Yishu Bian', shang, no. 39; xia, no. 838 et seq.
Subjects: Painting Illustrated Books
Item 593 in List 209.
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