Catalogue of the Feinberg Collection of Japanese Art


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Edited by Rachel Saunders

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The sophistication and variety of painting in Japan’s Edo period, as seen through a preeminent US collection

Over more than four decades, Robert and Betsy Feinberg have assembled the finest private collection of Edo-period Japanese painting in the United States. The collection is notable for its size, its remarkable quality, and its comprehensiveness. It represents virtually every stylistic lineage of the Edo-period (1615–1868)—from the gorgeous decorative works of the Rinpa school to the luminous clarity of the Maruyama-Shijo school, from the “pictures of the floating world” (ukiyo-e) to the inky innovations of the so-called eccentrics—in addition to sculpture from the medieval and early modern periods. Hanging scrolls, folding screens, handscrolls, albums, and fan paintings: the objects are as breathtaking as they are varied. This catalogue’s 12 contributors, including established names in the field alongside emerging voices, use the latest scholarship to offer sensitive close readings that bring these remarkable works to life.

Distributed for the Harvard Art Museums

Rachel Saunders is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art at the Harvard Art Museums.

“A lavish catalogue of the entire collection of Japanese art acquired by Robert Feinberg and Betsy Feinberg over more than 50 years and then donated . . . to the Harvard Art Museums. . . . The two volumes offer a comprehensive, scholarly study of the more than 300 paintings from the Edo period (1615–1868). . . . Indispensable for scholars, connoisseurs, curators, students, and lovers of Japanese arts and culture.”—S. C. Scott, CHOICE
ISBN: 9780300250909
Publication Date: April 20, 2021
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Harvard Art Museums
264 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 1/2
486 color illus.