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Spring Rain at Benkei Bashi

Spring Rain at Benkei Bashi 弁慶橋春雨
by Asano Takeji

Original caretaker of this artwork: Asian Collection

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Artist: Asano Takeji 浅野竹二
Title: Spring Rain at Benkei Bashi 弁慶橋春雨
Series: 10 Famous Places in Tokyo
Date 1st edition?1956
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 39820
Notes (1st edition)?Title Famous Places of Tokyo - Benkei Bridge in the Spring Rain
Artist Takeji Asano 1900-1999
Description "Tokyo Meisho no Uchi" (Famous Places of Tokyo). Benkei Bridge in a rainy day. Rows of blooming cherry trees are around the bridge which spans over the moat of Chiyoda palace.
Signature "Takeji ga-koku" on the bottom left and "Takeji suri" on the right margin.
Dated 1956.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Width Item 15.4 inches = 39.0 cm
Height Item 10.4 inches = 26.5 cm
Width Mat 18.5 inches = 47.0 cm
Height Mat 13.8 inches = 35.0 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, 27 December 2008

ARTIST: Asano, Takeji (born 1900)
SERIES: Self carved and printed
TITLE or SUBJECT: Benkei Bridge
SIGNATURE or SEAL: Signature
DATE or CIRCA: 1956
PAPER SIZE: 9 3/4 x 14 1/2
CONDITION DETAILS: Attached at edges to album backing, some foxing, otherwise good state

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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