Catalogue of Japanese Artists' Materials by Bunkio Matsuki
[Japan] Lovely, little, illustrated catalogue of artist supplies imported and sold by Bunkio Matsuki. Matsuki (1867-1940) moved to the US (Salem, MA) in 1888 with the help of Edward Sylvester Morse and went to high school. He worked for department store Almy, Bigelow & Washburn in Salem, purchasing Japanese items in Japan for the store. Matsuki knew Ernest Fenellosa and Arthur Wesley Dow quite well, too. He opened his own store in Boston in 1894 and married Martha P. Meacom (1873-1916), of Salem, who sadly hung herself in 1916. Interestingly, the catalogue is 'Copyright by Ralph E. Meacom', who was Martha's younger brother.
Boston. Bunkio Matsuki. 1904.
48pp. 15.6 x 12cm.
In very good condition. Minor wear and darkening to covers. Internally very good. b34031132