Sebastian Izzard LLC featured a select group of paintings and prints depicting images of actors, courtesans, and entertainers in their annual exhibition of fine ukiyo-e (pictures of the Floating World) entitled Japanese Prints and Paintings of the Eighteenth Century on September 28-October 5 in New York.
This show coincided with two major exhibitions of Japanese art this fall: Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) at the Japan Society from September 29 through January 6, 2013; and part two of Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art on view through January 13, 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Highlights of Japanese Prints and Paintings of the Eighteenth Century included important paintings by masters such as Miyagawa Choshun (1683-1753), Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-1792), and Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829), and rare prints by Suzuki Harunobu (1726-1770), Shunsho, and Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815). Many of these came from such famous collections as that of Henri Vever and Werner Schindler.
The exhibition was open from 10AM to 5PM and closed on Sunday. Please see our exhibitions section for more information.