March 2012

JADA 2012: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association

March 17—21, 2012

Sebastian Izzard LLC participated in JADA’s fifth joint exhibition at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion/Ukrainian Institute, 2 East 79th Street, New York this March during Asia Week.

Entitled JADA 2012: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association, the show 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.

Sebastian Izzard LLC showed paintings, including 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.

Japanese ceramics included Kakiemon porcelain figural works, Shino tea ceramics, and a fine and large aode-Kutani dish. For more information on this exhibition, please see


Japanese Painting of the Edo Period

March 17—23, 2012

London Gallery, Ltd.,Tokyo mounted their Asia Week exhibition entitled Japanese Painting from the Edo Period at Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art. The exhibition covered a broad spectrum of works from the 18th and 19th centuries with a primary focus on ink painting by eccentric masters such as Ito Jakuchu and Soga Shohaku, litertati masters, and artists of the Rinpa School. Highlights included Cranes, Pine, and Plum, a pair of hanging scrolls painted on silk by Jakuchu.

Accented with fine examples of Negoro lacquerware from the Muromachi period (1392–1573), visitors to the show had a chance to view the range of painterly expression that made the Edo period (1615–1868) renowned for its individualistic and unconventional styles.