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Cryptomerias Trees in Nikko

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Cryptomerias Trees in Nikko 日光杉並木
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Cryptomerias Trees in Nikko 日光杉並木
Series: 4 Seasons of Nikko
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: 42656
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 Cryptomerias Trees in Nikko
Artist Eiichi Kotozuka 1906-1979
Seal Koto (hard to see. The seal is on the lower left area under the title).
Dated Ca. 1950s.
Publisher Uchida.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Very good … printed on a "Uchida" water marked paper.
Colors Very good … mostly black and white.
Condition Very good … paper toning, margins slightly creased, a vertical printer's crease or a paper irregularity on the upper margin and the lower margin, two thin areas on the right margin.
Description "Nikko Sugi Namiki" (The Avenue of Gigantic Cryptomerias, Nikko).
Format Dai-Oban
Width Item 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm
Height Item 17.7 inches = 45.0 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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