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Mt Arashi in Rain

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Mt Arashi in Rain
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Mt Arashi in Rain
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Watercolour
Medium (this edition): Watercolour
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 43007
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:

Monday, 23 May 2011

Title Mt. Arashi in Rain
provenance: Uchida Family Archives
Artist Eiichi Kotozuka 1906-1979
Seal Artist's seal.
Dated Ca. 1930 - 40s.
Medium/Technique Watercolors and sumi on silk.
Colors Very good.
Condition Very good ... Light toning. Light foxing. The top edge is pasted on the presentation folder.
Description A fine atomospheric watercolor painting on silk. Mt Arashi in a rainy day in June. The title, the artist's seal and Uchida seal were written by the artist. On the bottom of the print, the Japanese word for "June" is written. This design was later published as a woodblock print.
It has been kept in the famous publisher in Kyoto, The Uchida, archives.
The example of the final printing version can be seen in the artelino archive, no. 33310.
Note Uchida Han is an important Japanese publishing company with branches in both Tokyo and Kyoto. Founded in 1919, the company is still in existence today as an active publisher of shin-hanga in addition to publishing re-strikes of Edo period ukiyo-e prints. Uchida family has been a major force in introducing and promoting mainly major Kyoto school shin hanga artist such as Tokuriki Tomikichiro, Asada Benji, Ito Nisaburo, Hasegawa Konobu (Sadanobu), Eiichi Kotozuka and many others. The Kyoto Shin Hanga School probably offers the best value for money when purchasing shin hanga prints.
Width Item 11.2 inches = 28.5 cm
Height Item 16.5 inches = 41.8 cm
Width Mat 11.8 inches = 30.0 cm
Height Mat 17.9 inches = 45.5 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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