BOOKS: (31) Vols Japanese Art + Set of Prints, 31 volumes, sample titles include: 2 bound in Japanese style: Illustrated Catalog of a Special Loan Exhibition of Art Treasures from Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1936, 11 1/2 x 16 inches; and Unknown title, unknown date, text in Japanese, photos of Japanese screens and fans, oblong 14 x 10 inches. Also Stewart, Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour Prints, Dutton, 1922 (spine cover separated on case); Binyon & Sexton, Japanese Colour Prints, Scribners, 1923; An Illustrated History of Japanese Art, by H. Minamoto. Hoshino,Kyoto. 1935; 21 volumes of Library of Japanese Art, paperback, some from Tuttle, some all in Japanese; A set of vintage 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch color prints on stiff paper, backs are blank (not postcards), reproductions of wood block prints.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925