Woodblock prints and books
After Ito Jakuchu
Four volumes of woodblock prints titled Jakuchu gafu (Album of paintings by Jakuchu), traditionally bound, each containing twenty-five colour illustrations of seasonal flowers within a circular cartouche, some decorated with gofun or highlighted with lacquer details, all probably produced after the original ceiling paintings on wood, kabenzu tenjyo ga by the artist, originally in the Sekiho-ji, now re-located to Shingyo-ji and Gichu-ji in Kyoto; vol.1 and 3 consisting of three pages of calligraphy by Nariumi, two pages by Jitokuan shujin and one page with a print of Jakuchu's signature Beito o hachijyu hachi with seal Jakuchu koji followed by 25 single-page illustrations; vol.2 and 4 consisting of 25 single-page illustrations, followed by one page of postscript by Chomu Sanshi and one page colophon, published by Fujii Magobei, engraved by Nakamura Busuke, printed by Kanda Shozaburo and Ota Tomeshichi, dated Meiji 23 (1890); vol.4 only signed with possibly the name of the artist Shokei Inkyo; with two wood storage boxes. 34cm x 24.5cm (13 3/8 in x 9 5/8in). (6).