March 2013

JADA 2013: An Exhibition by the Japanese Art Dealers Association

March 16—20, 2013

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

Highlights included an important painting by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831–1889) depicting a pair of crows on a branch overlooking a view of Asakusa. Kyosai explored the subject of crows often in his body of work and this is considered to be his finest rendition of the birds.

Tani Buncho (1763–1840), an artist proficient in many painting styles, was represented by a work entitled Scholars at the Lan T’ing Pavilion dated to 1803. Sebastian Izzard LLC also showed rare early Nabeshima porcelain dishes from the mid-17th century. These highly refined wares were reserved for use by the samurai elite and were originally created as an indigenous alternative to expensive imported Chinese late Ming enameled wares.

A selection of fine Taisho period prints by Ito Shinsui (1898–1972) was also featured. For more information on this exhibition, please see


Japanese Paintings and Prints of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

March 16—22, 2013

Japanese Paintings and Prints of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries was shown at Sebastian Izzard LLC, 17 East 76th Street, New York, opening March 16 and running through March 22, 2013. The exhibition featured theater scenes, beautiful women, and landscapes by many of the most popular print artists of the day.

Actor portraits in the hosoban format by Katsukawa Shunsho (1726–1792), works by Suzuki Harunobu (1724–1770), and a rare hexaptych depicting three wrestlers by Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) highlighted the show.