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Night Rain in Kyoto

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Night Rain in Kyoto
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Night Rain in Kyoto
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 42654
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:

Title Night Rain in Kyoto
early printing
Artist Eiichi Kotozuka 1906-1979
Seal Artist's seal (koto) on the bottom right.
Dated Ca. 1960.
Publisher Uchida.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - very good … early printing on "uchida" watermarked paper.
Colors Very good.
Condition Excellent - very good … Paper toned, light creases on the lower left corner.
Description "Rakuhoku Yosame" (Evening Rain at Rakuhoku). The silhouettes are illuminated by lights from lanterns and windows in a dark night in drizzling rain.
Format Oban yoko-e
Width Item 16.3 inches = 41.5 cm
Height Item 11.5 inches = 29.2 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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