Tavik Franti
Šek Šimon (1877-1942)
 

     

"Voyage around the World"

1926/1927
 






This copy of the book was a gift to the artist Max Svabinsky,
signed by the artist and dated Christmas, 1928.

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'Letters from a voyage around the World'.
With reproductions of the artist's drawings.
Translated and edited

by David Pearson. Melbourne 2014.
David's private website:
www.taviksimon.com











Prager Presse, 14-04-1929
Von Arthur Novak


 

DRAWINGS

"Voyage around the World"
 


"Listy Cesty Kolem Sveta"
Drawing- design for the front cover of the book. 1928.
Ink and pencil 24 x 17 cm.


 

Departure from Europe, ink, 157x244mm


Arrival at New York, ink, 156x221mm




 

Chicago.
Drawing.
 

New-York
Drawing.
Published in Svetozor, 1927. 

 

Construction of (8. Avenue) Subway New York City. (Sept./Oct. 1926)
Pencil, 195x220mm. In pencil 8. Avenue Stavba Subway N.Y.
enlarge
 

Detroit, ink,149x231mm


ink, 143x198mm


Pittsburg, ink, 149x215mm


ink and white paint, 132x215mm


Canal of Panama, ink and white paint, 148x228mm


Departure from San Francisco, 139x236mm


Native women, watercolour, 243x158mm


Near Hawaii, ink, 157x220mm


Hawaii, pencil


Palms, ink and white paint, 189x125mm


Honolulu, ink and white paint, 129x212mm


Sunrise, ink and white-paint, 158x226mm


Musician on the ship Tanyo Maru pencil drawing (c. November26 - December 13, 1926);
This musician is discussed in "Listy Cesty Kolem Sveta".
Pencil-150x170mm. Signed T F Šimon. 


Sketches from the Orient, 1930, 263x195mm


Sketch from the Orient


Arrival in Yokohama, 156x225mm
 


pencil, 290x190mm


Sunset, pencil, 177x140mm


ink, 172x248mm


(colour) crayon, 212x150mm
 


Pencil study for the book "LIsty Cesty Kolem Sveta" (c. 1928); appears to be an early version of the ink drawing
"Arrival in Yokohama".


Study of Mount Fuji pencil drawing (c. December 1926).
 


Study of Mount Fuji. Pencil drawing.


Fuzi. Pencil.14 x 19cm.


Fuzi, pencil


pencil, 29x190mm.



Monk, ink and white paint, 14x105mm


Bonzaitrees, ink and white paint, 134x210mm
 

Pencil and black ink, 240x163mm


Cobras, ink and white-paint, 115x176mm


Mother and child, ink, 128x83mm


Woman and child.
Washed Indian-ink. Monogram TFS.

 

Japanese Man's face, 
ink and white paint, 242x167mm


Japanese man's face. Dec. 1926
Ink. 298x219mm, related to the drawing on the cover of
the album (1930), paper bears an
embossed cicular Schoellershammer seal.
 


Japanese man's face
related to the drawing on the cover of
Voyage around the World (1930).
In pencil, 180x180mm, signed T F Simon.



Study for the cover of the book. 240x160mm
 


Portrait of a Japanese man , ink and aquarel, 144x112mm,1930


Chinese Lanterns, ink,138x120mm



Tokyo
Drawing in pencil


Tokyo
Drawing in pencil
Click on the picture to enlarge


Impressions from Tokyo, ink and white paint, 160x220mm


Commercial Street in Kyoto (Dec. 1926)
Drawing in pencil, 275x200mm, in pencil on verso 'Z Kioto' (from Kyoto).
Related to the Commercial street in Kyoto,etching,
A street in Kyoto in the rain, etching,
the impressions from Tokyo drawing, and related paintings.

 

 Imperial Palace Kyoto. (Dec. 1926)
Pencil, 165x140mm. In pencil 'Imperial Palac Kioto'. enlarge

 

View Mount Fuji. (Dec. 1926-Jan.1927).
Pencil, 110x80mm.

 

Lake near Kyoto. (Dec. 1926)
Pencil, 125x195mm. In ink 'Kioto a marru v Japnsku'
 


Commercial Street in Kyoto. (Dec. 1926)
Drawing in pencil, 155x130mm, monogram TFS.
Study for Novak 479
Published in the book T F Simon Listy z Cesty Kolem Sveta, 1928.

 


Street in Kioto. Kyoto/Japan.
Drawing in pencil. 1926. 
Article in Newspaper.*



Japanese from Nara with Parasol. (Dec. 1926 - Jan. 1927)
Drawing in pencil, 205x147mm. enlarge

 
   
(Nara: city south of Japan on the Island Honshu).

Compare the drawing above and below with the oil-painting.
(no big image available).

Published in Prager Presse 1928.



Japanese woman pencil drawing (c. December 1926).
Study for the painting "Japanese Woman from Nara".


Drawing in pencil. Japanese watercarrier. Click on the picture to enlarge.


Japanese Woman. (Dec. 1927-Jan. 1927) enlarge
Pencil, 165x140mm. Study for Novak 469



Japanese Wormen. Pencil, 200 x 145 mm.


Shop in Gifu, Japan. (Dec 1926-Jan.1927)
165x140mm. In pencil 'Gifu,  Lanterne de ville'
(compare with 'Japanese lanterns' 512).



Hongkong, ink, 174x231mm


Singapore



Man from Singapore. (Jan.1927)
165x140mm. In pencil Singapore.



Chinese ricksaw, Shanghai. (Jan. 1927)
Pencil, 210x135mm. In pencil Sanghai and sigend T F Simon.



Shanghai, ink and white paint, 153x225mm


Singapure debate, ink, 138x213mm


Women of Penang pencil drawing (c. January 23,1927).


Woman and Child pencil drawing (c. Jan. - Feb. 1927).


Penang, ink and white paint, 155x228mm


 Ink, pencil  and white paint, 177x244mm.


Ink, pencil and white paint,174x234mm.




Published in "Dva Listy Z Ceylonu"
(Two letters from Ceylon", Hollar Quarterly 1927.
Ink, monogrammed TFS, 181x113mm.


Two Studies for the above mentioned publication.




Beach, ink, 144x197mm


Ceylon, ink, 154x236mm


     
4 sketch-drawings in pencil.
The first impressions for print:
Novak 490


 
 
                                                              
Sunset, Ceylon



Ceylonese woman, ink, 188x156mm


Ceylonese girl, ink and white paint, 211x160mm


Ceylonese girl.
Drawing in ink, 187x143mm.
In pencil Ceylonska zena, in ink monogram TFS.
Published in the book: Novorocenka 1930.
 


T.F. Šimon: "Ceylonese Woman". 
Ink on paper, 15 x 10 cm


Colour offset-lithograph




At the Buddhist Temple. Ceylon.
Drawing in pencil. 28,5 x 20 cm. 
Signed T F Šimon. 1929. 
Study for the print "At the Buddhist Temple" Novak 498/ 1929. 



At the Budhist Temple - woman with basket - Ceylon.
Drawing in pencil. Signed T F Simon
enlarge



Four figures ink and pencil drawing, monogrammed TFS.
(Japanese Woman, Chinese Man, Ceylonese Man and Woman) (c. 1928).


Ceylon?, pencil


Ceylon?, pencil
 



 

Ceylon. Pencil. 17 x 11 cm. Ca. 1927

Deux Filles de Ceylon.
 Dessin au crayon sur papier.73 x 15,3 cm.
Signed with monogram TFS. 1927.


Palmforest, ink


Quitar, ink, 136x210mm


Portrait of a man, ink and white paint




Basket with Fruit ink drawing (c. Nov. - Dec. 1926);
study for a similar drawing in "Listy Cesty Kolem Sveta"




Aden, ink and white paint, 147x216mm


Temple of Sounion in Greece, ink and white paint, 147x230mm




Click here for more Drawings of the World-trip 1926/27


Click here for more Drawings of Ceylon 1927

Hollar-Quarterly 1927 issue 1-2-3

 
 


Das Merkbuch der Reise / The Notebook of the Voyage

1926/1927




 



NOTEBOOK OF T. F. Šimon 
The Notebook that T .F. Šimon took with him on his voyage around the world. The artist left Prague on August 30, 1926 for Paris and started with this announcement in the notebook. After  December 31 he started with January 1 1927 in the same book and changed the days of the week. Sunday February 27, 1927 he was back on the European continent in Marseille (France).
In Bohemia every day is also a name day, for example September 16 is the day of Holy Ludmila; therefore you see so many names in this Czech book.
Some Czech: Pondelí (Monday), Úterý (Tuesday), Streda (Wednesday), Ctvrtek (Thursday),  Pátek (Friday), Sobota (Saturday), Neděle (Sunday). 
Leden (January), Unor (February), Brezen (March), Duben (April), Kveten (May), Cerven (June), Cervenec (July), Srpen (August), Zari (September), Rijen (October), Listopad (November), Prosinec (December).
Pan (Sir), Pani (Lady), Vecer (Evening), Odjezd (Departure), Barevný (Coloured), Cerný (Black), Lept (Etching), Výstava (Exhibition), Brana (Gate)
Monday August 30, 1926----Departure from Prague
Tuesday August 31-----------Paris
Saturday September 4--------Departure from Paris to Cherbourg, at 4 o'clock departure with the ship Aquitania
Friday September 10---------At 3 o'clock in the evening arrival in New York after a voyage from almost 6 ˝ days. 
The artist stays in Hotel Pennsylvania until October 10.
Sunday October 10-----------In the evening to Cleveland until October 15
Friday October 15------------Buffalo
Saturday October 16----------Detroit until Tuesday 19
Sunday October 17-----------Visit to his brother Antonie in Detroit
Tuesday October 19----------Departure to Chicago, where he stays until October 26 in Hotel Blackstone
Tuesday October 26----------Pittsburgh until October 28
Thursday October 28---------New York until November 4 in Hotel Pennsylvania
Thursday November 4--------Departure at 4 o'clock with the ship Finland (Pan Pacific Line) to San Francisco
Tuesday November 9---------Visit to Havana on Cuba
Thursday November 11-------The ship passes through the Panama Canal
Friday November 12----------The Pacific
Friday November 19----------Arrival at San Francisco 
Friday November 26----------At 12.30 o'clock departure from S F with the ship Tanjo Maru
Thursday December 2---------Honolulu (Hawaii) until December 4
Monday December 13--------Arrival in the port of Yokohama at 9 o'clock. Then to Tokyo (Hotel Imperial)
Monday December 27--------To Kyoto at 9,30
Friday December 31----------New-Year`s eve in Tokyo
Saturday January 1, 1927-----New Year 
Monday January 3------------Departure from Yokohama to Kobe by ship at 11 o'clock
Tuesday January 4------------Arrival in Kobe at 11,30 o'clock
Thursday January 6-----------To Moii at 11
Friday January 7--------------Arrival in Moii at 7 o'clock in the morning
Saturday January 8------------Departure from Moii at 12 o'clock in the afternoon
Monday January 10-----------Shanghai
Tuesday January 11-----------Departure from Shanghai
Thursday January 13----------Formosa
Friday January 14------------ Hong Kong
Saturday January 15----------Departure from Hong Kong
Wednesday January 19-------Singapore
Friday January 21-------------Departure from Singapore at 11 o'clock
Sunday January 23------------Penang
Thursday January 27----------Colombo (Ceylon); Bristol Hotel
Saturday January 29-----------Kandy by car
Monday February 1-----------Anuradhapura
Thursday February 3----------Colombo by train
Friday February 11------------12.30 At night departure from Colombo
Wednesday February 16-------The Isle of Socotra
Thursday February 17----------Aden in the morning; in the evening departure for the Red Sea
Monday February 21-----------Suez Canal at 6 o'clock
Tuesday February 22-----------Port Said
Wednesday February 23-------Along Crete
Friday February 25-------------Evening in Messina
Saturday February 26----------Corsica
Sunday February 27------------Marseille





 









 

 





Some photographs of Simon's Journey
Special thanks to Mr. D.C. Karl

Click on the image to enlarge













Shiba, Tokyo


Kioto


Nikko




Ritsurin Park


Miyajima


Tokio


Nara


Nara


Císařskýpalac Tokio" [Imperial Palace, Tokyo]




Nara


Nara


T F Simon (in a hat) on the way to the entrance of a building












People on a steamship (likely the Suwa Maru)


Compare this image with the oil painting
"Stairways of Kandy Temple, Ceylon"


 




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