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Weekly Wonder: The Sketchbooks of Kondo Ariyoshi

What gems can be found in virtual stacks around the world, still open for us to dive into and explore? The New York Public Library’s Digital Collections are a treasure-trove for research and learning and sometimes sheer wonder, with many items in the public domain to share. These beautiful sketchbooks (of artist Kondo, Ariyoshi, active ca. 1826-1840) remind us of spring, summer, and stirring life. Here are pages brimming with blossoms, branches and leaves, outstretched wings and the feet of birds, shells and fruit and fish…

 

Pages from a sketchbook drawing of the outstretched wings of a bird.

A page from a sketchbook with flowers and leaves.

A sketchbook drawing of fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


P.S. If you love nature and art and eBooks, there are some gems to discover in cloudLibrary too. Thanks for reading!


 

posted: , by Elizabeth
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