Plate Books / Art & Architecture

Price: EUR 650,00

[Japan]

[41watercolours by children] Japanese Pictures 3rd year A.

Early 20th century. 24 x16 cm. Cover with title and a water colour + 40 water colours.

Reversed Japanese four hole binding, in other words you read it as a western book with the spine to the left. Tied with a silk thread. The front and back cover with a a couple of small losses, corner folds as well as some creases and minor stains. The interior with some finger dirt, corner folds and creases to the margins. Nice condition.

A collection of traditional japanese motifs executed by children, probably made for their english teacher since the title and the few text bits in the book are in english and one of the paintings is dedicated "To my dear teacher". All paintings are signed. Eventhough the motifs are very traditional some have obvious western influences. Enormously charming.

Item No: 4054