1499
1499

PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR

KAZUMASA OGAWA, THE IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING, CHINA, TOKYO, 1906, TWO VOLUMES, LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 53 OF 500 COPIES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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1499

PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR

KAZUMASA OGAWA, THE IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING, CHINA, TOKYO, 1906, TWO VOLUMES, LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 53 OF 500 COPIES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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KAZUMASA OGAWA, THE IMPERIAL CITY OF PEKING, CHINA, TOKYO, 1906, TWO VOLUMES, LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 53 OF 500 COPIES
photographs of palace buildings of Peking, compiled by the Imperial Museum of Tokyo, collotyped from the negatives taken by K. Ogawa, with explanatory notes in Japanese by C. Itō, English by T. Tomiogi, Chinese by A. Aoyagi, 172 of 172 collotype plates including some folding (two and three-part) panoramas, text in original wrappers and loose plates (as issued) housed in two original portfolios with decorative covers
Length 19 5/8  in., 49.8 cm; Width 15 1/8  in., 38.3 cm
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Provenance

Acquired in Tokyo, Japan, circa 1987. 

Catalogue Note

The present lot is among the most important works depicting the Imperial palace buildings of Beijing. In the aftermath of the Boxer Rebellion, the Imperial University of Tokyo established a commission in 1901 to study the arrangement, construction and decoration of the palace buildings of the Forbidden City and other palace grounds. Kazumasa Ogawa (1860-1929), considered a pioneer in the development of photography and photomechanical printing in Japan, was appointed as the official photographer and editor.

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