Kotozuka Eiichi: Mt Arashi in Rain - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi

Title: Mt Arashi in Rain

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Description: Monday, 23 May 2011 Title Mt. Arashi in Rain 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 ... Light toning. Light foxing. The top edge is pasted on the presentation folder. Description A fine atomospheric watercolor painting on silk. Mt Arashi in a rainy day in June. The title, the artist's seal and Uchida seal were written by the artist. On the bottom of the print, the Japanese word for "June" is written. This design was later published as a woodblock print. It has been kept in the famous publisher in Kyoto, The Uchida, archives. The example of the final printing version can be seen in the artelino archive, no. 33310. 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 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm Height Item 16.5 inches = 41.8 cm Width Mat 11.8 inches = 30.0 cm Height Mat 17.9 inches = 45.5 cm

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