Sebastian Izzard LLC participated in JADA's fifth joint exhibition at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion/Ukrainian Institute, 2 East 79th Street, New York during Asia Week. Running March 17-21, 2012, JADA 2012: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association presented works of art of the highest quality in keeping with JADA's mission to promote high standards of scholarship and connoisseurship in the field of pre-modern Japanese art. Highlights included masterpieces by Yosa Buson (1716-1784), the 18th century Nanga School master, and Keisai Eisen (1790-1848), a leading ukiyo-e artist of the 19th century. Sebastian Izzard LLC also showed rare Kakiemon porcelain figural works, Shino tea ceramics, and a fine and large aode-Kutani dish. For more information on this exhibition, please see www.jada-ny.org.
A special presentation of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints -- many of which were of distinguished provenance -- were shown by Sebastian Izzard LLC in conjunction with the JADA show at the Ukrainian Institute. Japanese Prints: A Special Exhibition featured theater scenes, beautiful women, and landscapes by many of the most popular print artists of the day. A bust portrait of the courtesan Takigawa of the Ogiya by Hosoda Eisho (active ca. 1780-1800) was exhibited as well as a rare bust portrait of Nakamura Nakazo II as Matsuomaru by Utagawa Kunimasa (1773-1810). Please see the EXHIBITIONS section of our website for more details.
London Gallery, Ltd. Tokyo held their Asia Week exhibition at Sebastian Izzard LLC. Japanese Painting of the Edo Period will cover a broad spectrum of works from the 18th and 19th centuries focusing on ink painting by eccentric masters such as Ito Jakuchu and Soga Shohaku, as well as Nanga and Rinpa School artists. Negoro lacquerware from the Medieval Muromachi period accented the show. This exhibition ran from March 17-23, 2012. For more information, please see the EXHIBITIONS section of our web site