Zhejiang Art Gallery ed: QI YUN MO SHANG: GENGZHI TU YISHU TEZHAN. Beyond Farmland & Mulberry Trees: Rare Editions of Farming & Weaving Pictures Albums. Hangzhou, 2020. 1, 1, 167 pp. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout, many full page. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an interesting exhibition at the Zhejiang Meishuguan (Zhejiang Art Gallery) in Hangzhou, China. Examines the various woodblock-printed editions and other productions of the Gengzhi Tu (Pictures of Tilling and Weaving) from the Kangxi 1696 editions onwards. Also shows associated works such as the Mianhua Tu and works relating to tilling and weaving in the Gujin Tushu Jicheng. Includes Japanese editions and European copperplates. A number of the editions reproduced in their entirety in reduced size. Many full page illustrations. Of much use for comparison of editions and research into an important subject in imperial China influential in many areas, not least the arts. A pleasing catalogue. All text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Rare Books Art
Item 677 in List 203.
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