BOOKS: (50) Japanese Wood Block Prints, Bound, Japanese style binding, comprising 50 leaves of heavy paper with a plate tipped to each, and a tissue overlay with information in English and Japanese about the artist. 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. Possibly from Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo, as there is a prospectus for another publication laid in. Circa 1910. Artists represented include Utamaro, Terasaki, Hiroshige, Hoitsu, Yamaguchi and others.
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