Description A very rare Japanese pattern book which contains 373 tipped-in slips of paper with sketches in ink, some lightly colored. Yoyusai seems to have compiled the album not strictly to use as patterns but as a collection of motifs and sketches he liked.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest [accessioned 1991].
Inscriptions [Date] Kyowa gan kanoto-tori ku-gatsu; [Translation] First year of Kyowa (1801) ninth month; [Signature] Hara Kumejiro
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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