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Butterfly and Hydrangeas

Butterfly and Hydrangeas
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

Original caretaker of this artwork: Kotobuki

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Butterfly and Hydrangeas
Series: 50 Kinds of Flowers もくはん自刻花五十題
Date 1st edition?1/20/1935
Publisher 1st edition?Unsodo 芸艸堂
Publisher (this edition)?Unsodo 芸艸堂
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 43127
Notes (1st edition)?The first edition of this series of 50 prints appears to have been sold to subscription buyers via periodic sets of five prints (perhaps each month). With the completion of subscription purchases a second edition of all 50 scenes was then published in April 1936. Subscription sales were a very common method of selling large print series.
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:

No: 21696
Artist: Eiichi Kotozuka 1906-1979
Signature: unsigned
Publisher: - -
Seal: Ei
Date: 20th cen.
Size: 35.5 x 27.0 cm
Format: oban
Title: Butterfly and Hydrangeas

Impression: very good
Colors: very good
Condition: good - , somewhat toned (esp. from reverse), wrinkles in left margin

Series Information: The first edition of this series of 50 prints appears to have been sold to subscription buyers via periodic sets of five prints (perhaps each month). With the completion of subscription purchases a second edition of all 50 scenes was then published in April 1936. Subscription sales were a very common method of selling large print series.
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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