Watercolor drawings of Japanese dragonflies, 1900.


Watercolor drawings of Japanese dragonflies, 1900.

Twenty nine leaves of watercolor drawings of Japanese dragonflies, identified in Japanese and by an unidentified Japanese artist, sent with a 4 p. letter to his publisher in Boston, Little, Brown and Company, dated Tokyo, 1900 Oct. 25. The drawings were meant to be included in A Japanese miscellany (Boston, 1901) and used to illustrate the chapter Folklore gleanings: Dragon-flies. Some were eventually published, though in black and white. With a suggested table of contents and a drawing of a toy Daruma.

35 leaves in case ; 23 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7336312

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