Kotozuka Eiichi: Kurama Road - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi

Title: Kurama Road

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Monday, 23 May 2011 Title Kurama Road provenance: Uchida Family Archives Artist Eiichi Kotozuka 1906-1979 Seal Artist's seal. Dated Ca. 1930 - 40s. Medium/Technique Watercolors and sumi on silk. Colors Very good. Condition Very good ... Slight foxing. The side edges are discolored. Binding holes on the side margins. Description A striking painting on silk of a roadside of Kurama in a fine day after the snow. The title, and the artist's seal were written by the artist. This design was later published as a woodblock print. It has been kept in the famous publisher in Kyoto, The Uchida, archives. The final print version of this painting can be seen in the artelino archive, no.23427. Note Uchida Han is an important Japanese publishing company with branches in both Tokyo and Kyoto. Founded in 1919, the company is still in existence today as an active publisher of shin-hanga in addition to publishing re-strikes of Edo period ukiyo-e prints. Uchida family has been a major force in introducing and promoting mainly major Kyoto school shin hanga artist such as Tokuriki Tomikichiro, Asada Benji, Ito Nisaburo, Hasegawa Konobu (Sadanobu), Eiichi Kotozuka and many others. The Kyoto Shin Hanga School probably offers the best value for money when purchasing shin hanga prints. Width Item 15.7 inches = 40.0 cm Height Item 10.4 inches = 26.3 cm

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