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Irises

Irises
by Kobayashi Kokei

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Artist: Kobayashi Kokei 小林古径
Title: Irises
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Tanseisha 丹青社
Publisher (this edition)?Tanseisha 丹青社
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 40014
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:

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Irises
Limited Edition of 130 impressions


These woodblock masterworks of the contemporary period - Tonight, we are excited to offer a fantastic collection of limited edition wood block prints by Japan's leading early 20th century artists.

In the early 1960s, the Tanseisha publishing house produced a limited edition set of 20th century Japanese works of art, titled "A Selection of Famous Modern Japanese Prints". Included in this set were the beautiful prints offered in our auctions this evening. Each print design was released in a limited edition. Note that each auction includes the number of impressions made of each print. All were very low editions. Additionally, these large format prints are beautiful, individual works of art that make a excellent centerpiece in any room. The large format and beautiful color quality are exceptional. Due to low production numbers of the sets prints are very rare, highly sought after. Browse tonight's auctions and select from these beautiful contemporary works.

Comments- What a beautiful and classic 20th century Japanese wood block print. The quintessential Japanese subject -- summer blossoming irises. The multicolored irises are absolutely stunning in this still life depicting the irises in a traditional vase. The object set against a beautiful mottled background. Perfect to add a contemporary unique Japanese flair to any room.

Artist- Kobayashi Kokei
Publisher- Tanseisha
Total Number of Prints Made- 130
Image size- 13 1/4" x 18"
Condition- Perfect condition with no flaws to note. Excellent color, beautifully emulating the artist's original painting. No fading, fine linework, a perfect example. This print has been stored only, never framed.

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