3 results found for: subject:"Brush drawing--Japan"

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1877 Mar. 26

Sketches by unnamed florist and Mr. M. Maeda

Tokyo (Japan) - Benjamin Smith Lyman's letter to Mr. Joseph Lesley identifies the tree sketches as work by a local florist helping with the lanscape design at Lyman's house, and the stone lanterns as the work Lyman's accountant Mr. M. Maeda. The trees are labeled in Japanese with the species and price, the species are also noted in English (Camellia Susanaqua, a pine, Camellia Japonica). Lym... more

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1879 Mar. 26

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman, Yedo, Japan to Joseph Lesley, Esq.

Tokyo (Japan) - Lyman responds to three letters from Mr. Lesley. He recommends styles and materials of Japanese cornice carvings for the house Mr. Lesley is building in Bryn Mawr, and details the layout and renovations of his own house. The letter also includes an extensive description of a packet of enclosed sketches.

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers

1879 May 28

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920

Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman, Yedo, Japan to Jo

Tokyo (Japan) - Lyman advises Jo on selling his house, then describes the general education and business practices of Japan's rulers, and notes an exceptional lack of security measures taken to safeguard property and belongings in Japan. He discusses the complexity of naming conventions and adoptions, gives a detailed description of the structure and adaptability of his Jinrikisha, and addre... more

Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers