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Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of  Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To  Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York by  Judson D Metzgar - Hardcover - 1919 - from AARDWOLF Fine Books (SKU: 1140)

Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York

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Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York

by Metzgar, Judson D

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The American Art Association, NY, 1919; 8vo, 118 pages; illustrated. Original 1919 auction catalogue for the historic sale of the private Japanese print collection of J.D. Metzgar (1869-1958), distinguished American scholar, collector, authority on Japanese color prints, and author of "Adventures in Japanese Prints" (Grabhorn Press,1943). Over 1,200 of Metzgar’s personal prints are listed here for auction, from such masters as Hiroshige, Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Moronobu, Kiyomasu, Shunsho, Buncho, Harunobu, Yeishi, Shigemasa, Shunyei (including the complete Chushingura series), and many other legendary and early artists. Twenty-three b&w illustration plates at the back containing 98 photos of selected works by Buncho, Shunyei, Yoshinobu, Koruisai, Tamagawa Shuncho, Yeishi, Kiyonaga, Harunobu, Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Katsuchika Taito, Kunisada, Hiroshige (over 40 of them), and numerous others, each photo identified by lot number. Metzgar’s copy, with some marginalia. Metzgar moved to Los Angeles, buying a home on Kingsley Drive approximately three blocks down the same street from oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. Metzgar’s name, Kingsley Drive address, and telephone number are written in his cursive hand on the verso of the front wrap. A small inscription on the recto of the rear wrap states, "Gift of Mary Alice Metzgar, 12/27/ 58." Bound in plain heavy card wraps with brown buckram spine, original printed paper wraps bound in. Very Good. Crisp, bright, no chips, tears, or foxing. Not an ex-library, with no pockets, stamps or any other appurtenances of the kind. A rare item and valuable resource of considerable interest to collectors and art historians.

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AARDWOLF Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1140
Title
Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York
Author
Metzgar, Judson D
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The American Art Association
Place of Publication
NY,
Date published
1919
Keywords
Art, Japanese Art, Japanese Woodblock Prints, Ukiyo-e, Auction Catalogues, Japan, J.D. Metzgar
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Art and Architecture;

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