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Owl and Cherry

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Owl and Cherry
by Narazaki Eisho (Fuyo, Kyokudo, Shinjo)

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Artist: Narazaki Eisho (Fuyo, Kyokudo, Shinjo) 楢崎栄昭、扶陽、新城
Title: Owl and Cherry
Date 1st edition?1930 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c1930 (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): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 41672
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, 4 November 2008

Four Japanese woodblock prints: Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995), "Sangetsu-an, Hakone Museum", 10-1/4 x 8 in. in wood frame; Eisho Narazaki (1864-1936), owl perched on prunus, 15-1/8 x 6-3/4 in., [2-3/4 in. crease bottom edge, 9 in. crease left side, verso stamped "No. 464";] two prints by Koitsu Tsuchiya (1870-1949): "Sunset at Tomonotsu", 15-1/4 x 10-1/4 in., [glued at left margin to paper mat]; "Miyajima in Snow", 10-1/2 x 15-1/2 in., [top corners with old glue residue.] All with toning and foxing. Provenance: The Estate of the Late Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman

Artist Bio: We can confirm that his works were published via Watanabe and that he first used the pseudonym Fuyo from around 1916 to 1932, after which he used Eisho:

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However, according to Merritt (and likely sourced from the ukiyo-e scholar Fujikake Shizuya, 1938), Narazaki Eisho used the art names Fuyo from 1916-1922, and Eisho from 1922-1936.

Note that all of the mitsugiri prints that I have seen are signed "Fuyo" 扶陽, not Eisho, so I suspect the mitsugiri prints are his oldest works (and indeed they do look older than his oban-sized print).

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