Twelve Bronze Falcons Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago
[Japan] Scarce, complete portfolio containing arto-type photo prints of the Twelve Falcons crafted in bronze by Suzuki Chokichi at the request of Paris-based, Japanese art dealer Hayashi Tadamasa. The 12 falcons apparently took 4 years to make and were highly commended at the exposition. There is is also one image of all 12 falcons together on display and each bird measured up to 52cm in height. The portfolio also contains the original booklet of press reports, a double-sided page with remarks by Hayashi, along with an image of Suzuki, Hayashi and a falconer. The falcons were acquired by The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo in 1986 and were designated an Important Cultural Property in 2019.
Tokyo. Tadamasa Hayashi. 1893.
Each page 27.2 x 20.3cm.
Folder with wear and some separation at top and bottom on both sides. Old tape has been used to hold the left side. Internally very good with only some transfer of the fold-up flaps on the title sheet which also has a crease at the lower corner. nb33020002