This scholarly written 2 volume catalogue illustrates and describes 875 carefully selected works from the 3.131 Japanese paintings and sketches including some Chinese and Korean paintings in the Baelz Collection which had been brought together by Erwin von Baelz (1849 - 1913) in Japan before 1885.
The huge collection allows a comprehensive overview of the various stylistic developments and schools of Japanese painting during the middle and late Edo period (1603 - 1868) and early Meiji era (1868-1912) including also some Buddhist and religious paintings from earlier period.
Vol. 1: text volume, with introduction, catalogue with 875 entries.
Vol. 2: plate volume, devided in 3 sections: Selected Paintings, Illustrations of Catalogue nos. 1-875 and Signatures and Seals; 30 colour and more than 1.300 monochrome illustrations.