Meetings With Remarkable Netsuke: 108 Masterpieces from Private Collections
Meetings With Remarkable Netsuke is the third in a trilogy of netsuke publications, aimed to nudge levels of appreciation to deeper, more thoughtful planes. It is the successor, rounding off with a triumphant flourish of works of consistently superlative quality, to Japanese Netsuke: Serious Art and Zodiac Beasts and Distant Cousins.
The catalogue focuses around a few clusters of the varied works of pivotal artists: Masanao of Kyoto, Hasgawa Ikko, Toyomasa, Kaigyokusai Masatsugu and Sosui, with only slightly less equipped in-depth surveys of the works of Tomotada, Minko, Tomokazu, Otoma, Gambun, Kokusai and Tokoku. Each of these groups is a selection, rich in variety, from the output range of some of the finest and most intriguing of old netsukeshi, which would even in isolation be considered unusually thorough and worthwhile.
224 pages, jacketed hardback
293 x 218 mm, 318 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978 962 7502 18 0
Distributed for Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London
Specialists in Chinese and Japanese Art