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Yakushi Temple and the Vicinity

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Yakushi Temple and the Vicinity 奈良薬師寺付近
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Yakushi Temple and the Vicinity 奈良薬師寺付近
Date 1st edition?circa 1950-1970
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Double Oban
Format (this edition): Double Oban
DB artwork code: 41118
Notes (1st edition)?作品名  奈良薬師寺付近
作品サイズ  35.8×49.5cm
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:

Monday, 24 December 2007

Title Yakushi Temple and the Vicinity
Artist Eiichi Kotozuka 1906-1979
Seal Artist's seal (Koto).
Dated Ca. 1950s.
Publisher Uchida.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Very good … Embossed.
Colors Very good.
Condition Good … Paper toning, many light colored foxing on the light colored area, slightly creased.
Description "Nara Yakushiji Fukin". Farming scenery at the vicinity of Yakushi Temple in Nara. The tall five story pagoda is seen in the mist. Yakushi Temple and its pagoda were registered on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1998.
Width Item 20.1 inches = 51.0 cm
Height Item 14.6 inches = 37.0 cm

Artist Bio: KOTOZUKA, EIICHI was born in Osaka in 1906. He studied at the Kyoto Specialist School of Painting and in the late 1940s was one of the four artists who founded a co-operative publishing company called Koryokusha in an effort to gain an artistic expression free of the major houses. Tokuriki, Tobei and Tasaburo were the other three involved. He has created quite a number of woodblocks covering unique scenes of Japanese tradition, flowers, landscapes and wildlife. He was a member of the Seiryusha Group of Liberal Artists and Died in 1979.

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