Lot 230: c1900 Japanese Print, Kataoka, Little Sister Snow
November 27, 2016
Bluffton, SC, USALive Auction
Description: Circa 1907 - 1909 original book page print by Japanese illustrator Genjiro Kataoka ( 1897 - 1924 ) from the Frances Little ( pseudonym for American author Fannie Caldwell ) book entitled "Little Sister Snow". Matted underglass in a 9" X 11" vintage marbled frame. * frame has some paint losses, mainly on the corners. Print image size of 3 1/2" X 5". Information on the illustrator & book attached to reverse. The book was written asa diary set in 1901 - 1905 of a young missionary kindergarten teacher in Hiroshima, Japan before the Russo-Japanese War. The book also served as an introduction for Americans to Japanese life, little known inthe early 20th century. It was a best selling novel the year it was first published.