“The Enlightenment in Objects – Mr. Loudon’s Collection of Mirabilia”

In parallel to his professional activities, Dutch-born banker George Loudon is a well-known UK-based patron and leader of the cultural and artistic world, who also demonstrated his foresight in the 1970s as a collector of contemporary art. His collection includes a Xylarium made in the early Meiji era by Katō Chikusai and an Illustrated Album of Fish and Insects dating back to the late Edo period. Fifty precious items, including the abovementioned objects from Japan, will be shown at this exhibition. Free of charge
Dates: 19th October 2019 – 24th February 2020
Venue: Intermediatheque
(2.3F KITTE Marunouchi 2-7-2, Chiyoda-ku)

Botanical painting on wood panel (Panel of Camellia japonica)
Katō Chikusai (1818–1886) / 1878–1885 / Wood panels with paintings, ‘Imperial University Botanical Gardens’ label, imprinted with date and name of artist/inventor on the reverse / Koishikawa Botanical Gardens (Tokyo) / Loudon Collection
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