BOOKS: Takashima 1896 Japanese Life Color Plates, S. Takashima: Illustrations of Japanese Life. K. Ogawa, Tokyo, Kelly and Walsh, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. 1896. 10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. Hardcover, bound in Japanese style with cloth cover and mat incorporated to frame the front and back cover illustrations. Gilded page edges. 100 collotype plates with color.
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