Auction 110, Lot 602

"Koorai Une Famille de Pecheurs", Siebold, Philip Franz von

Subject: Korea

Period: 1840 (circa)

Publication: Voyage au Japon

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
36.8 x 25.4 cm

Superb hand colored lithograph depicting a Korean fishermen and his family playing baduk (Go). Drawn by Toioske, printed by Benard and published by Bertrand. Siebold, a German naturalist and physician, was noted for his studies of the natural history, ethnography, and language of Japan, a country then very little known to Europeans. His first voyage to Japan from 1823 to 1830 was as a member of a scientific expedition sent by the Dutch East India Company. Later, he published the results of these studies in Europe, including information on the natural environment, geography, history, customs and arts.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/2/2005

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