BOOKS: (12) Vols Japanese Wood Block Prints Series, 12 uniformly bound volumes, Japanese style bindings. 10 x 14 1/2 inches. Each volume has a similar title page, so this is probably a series, followed by about 20 fine quality prints reproducing historic wood block prints from various artists. (The uniform quality and brightness of the printing plus the paper seems to indicate that these are reproductions.) At the back of each volume are several pages of Japanese text. Date unknown.
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