Shizhuzhai Jianpu "studio des 10 bambous en papier à lettres".
Shizhuzhai Jianpu "studio des 10 bambous en papier à lettres". Beijing : Rong bao zhai, 1952. Recueil de gravures sur bois, encres et couleurs sur papier. Dix catalogues réunis en quatre volumes, dans un enboîtage.
31 cm. x 21.5 cm, chacun.
Ten Bamboo Studio Letter Paper was originally edited by Hu Zhengyan in the early 17th century, but a later edition was printed in the 1930s by the historian Zheng Zhenduo and the writer Lu Xun. These pages showing designs of sea creatures in fine colour printing are from a recut edition printed by the Rongbao Studio in Beijing in 1952.
Like the original, the pages have been further decorated by using an uninked woodblock to press a raised design into the paper, also known as blind printing. When used as letter paper, the writer inscribes characters over the decoration. (réf. Fiche BM 1984,0203,0.55.1-4 )