Posted by Andy on July 23, 2003 at 01:47:49:
In Reply to: Re:- sukenobu brush paintings? posted by howard on July 21, 2003 at 20:16:49:
Oh, I see what you mean. In this case, what you are looking at is not a brush painting but a manuscript. It would be unlikely that Sukenobu would put together a book of sketches this way himself. It's possible that someone made a book of his sketches, but that's also quite unlikely I think. More likely what you are looking at is a hand-drawn manuscript made after a Sukenobu book. These were quite often made by amateur artists in the Edo Period, and the copy sketches are often quite close to the originals, though usually a little stiffer. I have a similar example of an illustrated book by Hiraga Gennai, and the hand-drawn sketches are remarkably close to the original prints. Considering the thinness of Japanese paper, it is quite possible that they were made by superimposition and tracing. Is there any way you can identify the Sukenobu book being copied and compare it to an original?
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