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Alfred Parsons RA, Japanese mountain landscape

Japanese mountain landscape, by 1896

Alfred Parsons RA (1847 - 1920)

RA Collection: Art

These drawings were all made by Alfred Parsons for reproduction in his book Notes in Japan, an account of his visit to that country between 1892-1894. The book was published in 1896 but much of the text and some of the illustrations had already been serialised in Harper's Monthly Magazine. Several of the illustrations relate to descriptive passages in the text while others are simply used as decorative devices. One of the drawings illustrates a short discourse on the comparative merits of the Japanese and European landscape traditions.

Related works:

There are several drawings for the Notes in Japan illustrations (as well as drawings for other publications with which Parsons was involved) in the V&A collection

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Object details

Japanese mountain landscape
Alfred Parsons RA (1847 - 1920)
by 1896
Object type
Pen and ink on wove paper

179 mm x 192 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Given by Dr. Bryan N. Brooke 1955
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