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Early Summer at the Incline

Early Summer at the Incline インクライン初夏
by Asano Takeji

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Artist: Asano Takeji 浅野竹二
Title: Early Summer at the Incline インクライン初夏
Series: Famous Places in New Kyoto 新京名所
Date 1st edition?1931-1933
Date of this artwork?1933 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 39486
Notes (1st edition)?I have seen three dates written in the left margin of this print: May 28, 1931, 25 November, 1933, and 1934. Perhaps Asano hand-dated the prints in batches as they were sold over several years. It's also possible that he published two editions, perhaps as a different series.

Artist Takeji Asano 1900-1999
Title: Early Summer at the Incline
Description "Incline, Early Summer". A canal and the inclined railroad tracks toward the water, probably for loading cargo directly from a train to a cargo ship. Several people are enjoying fishing on a quiet, sunny day in early summer.
Signature "Takeji ga-to" on the bottom left. "Takeji suri" on the left margin.
Seal "Asano" on the left margin.
Dated 1931.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.

Format Oban yoko-e
Width Item 14.4 inches = 36.5 cm
Height Item 10.1 inches = 25.7 cm
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:

Saturday, 7 March 2009

絵草紙 つるや 新版画 浅野竹二(インクラインの初夏)
摺り 色 保存 良い 裏打ちなし 縦24,8 横34,9

Artist Bio: 
浅野 竹二(あさの たけじ、明治33年(1900年)10月24日-平成10年(1998年)2月10日) 京都の日本画家、版画家。京都市立絵画専門学校で日本画を専攻、途中油絵に手をそめましたが、再び日本画に復帰、土田麦僊の率いる「山南塾」に入塾し、国画創作協会展に出品するなど日本画家として活躍しました。

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