Chinese Pictorial Art.

STREHLNEEK E. A. (1914.)

£650.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

First edition. 2 parts in 1 volume (as issued). Color frontispiece and 32 plates. 4to. Original decorated silk-covered boards and original dust-wrapper (expertly re-backed). Overall a close to fine copy. 324, [iv](index), [ii], 74, [ii],(supplement)pp. Shanghai, Commercial Press, 

This beautifully illustrated book is a catalog of a collection of artworks that "has recently been acquired by Herr Klas Fahraeus, of Brevik, Stockholm" as stated on the title. Following his death in 1926 the collection was sold at auction. The main part covers paintings, drawings and scrolls from the Tang to the Qing dynasty, while the supplement features bronzes, ceramics and jade from as early as the Shang dynasty. This was one of the first collections of Chinese paintings to have been taken to Scandinavia and it had considerable impact on the appreciation of Chinese Art in Sweden. 

Stock Code: 218210

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