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Pictures of tilling and weaving
Himeji Kokodo 1808. - Scarce JAPANESE EDITION of one of the most celebrated Chinese illustrated books, whose series of 46 exquisite woodcut illustrations are unquestionably the best known Chinese pictures of agricultural and sericultural technology, some of its classic images having been copied on pottery for three centuries. THE RENDERING OF PERSPECTIVE IN SOME OF THE SCENES HAS LONG BEEN THOUGHT TO SHOW EUROPEAN INFLUENCE, PROBABLY THE RESULT OF CONTACT WITH JESUIT PAINTERS OR THEIR WESTERN BOOKS IN BEIJING, AND AN EXCEPTIONAL OCCURRENCE IN THE HIGHLY TRADITIONAL ART OF CHINESE WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATION.
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