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Unknown, Duck in flight

Unknown, Duck in flight
by Asada Benji (Tangyu)

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Artist: Asada Benji (Tangyu) 麻田辨自
Title: Unknown, Duck in flight
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 33685
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Title: Mallard Duck [untitled]

Date: 1950s

Medium: Japanese Woodblock on high quality mulberry (rice) paper with watermark (of Uchida)

Color: Multiple printed colors

Dimension: image (26.7 x 38.7 cm or 10 ½ x 15 ¼ inch), paper (29.6 x 44.8 cm or 11 5/8 x 17 5/8 inch)

Credits: Tangyu [Asada Benji] (artist), Uchida (Kyoto, Japan, Publisher)

Special Attributes: Artist block signed [as 丹牛筆 or Tangyu hitsu] with publisher’s seal [as Uchida (うちだ up & down in middle), Hammoto (版元 right & left)]

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This beautiful and traditional Japanese Woodblock print is in very good condition [i.e., clear and clean image, strong and bright paper, vivid colors, original full margins, no bend, no tear, slight but even age toning]. It was printed on high quality mulberry (rice) paper (with deckle edge at top, left, and right). There are some very minor stains spots and several minor abrasive spots around the edge of margin as shown by the detailed photo. The alignment notch at bottom left was as issued for plate registration and should not be viewed as a defect [and should never be trimmed off]. Ample photos [front, back, and details] in high resolution are provided for your convenience of identification and judging its high quality independently.


Asada Benji (麻田辨自1899 – 1984, born as 中西辨次but often signing his name as 丹牛 or Tangyu on woodblock prints, who had won several prestigious awards and praises) was a highly skilled Japanese artist particularly known for his traditional woodblock prints of various sceneries, birds, and flowers published by Uchida [内田] firm during the 40s and 50s. His bird prints [like the current one] are often delicately done and are quite rare. This particular print depicted a Mallard duck [male] taking off from a lake with reeds [with light embossing].

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