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Nigatsu-Do of Nara in spring

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Nigatsu-Do of Nara in spring 二月堂
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Nigatsu-Do of Nara in spring 二月堂
Series: 4 Seasons of Nara 奈良の四季
Date 1st edition?circa 1950-1970
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 43871
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:

A Complete Set of 1950-60’s Original Japanese Woodblock Prints by the famous artist, Eiichi Kotozuka with original covers, leaflet and beautiful studio designed folder case: From the series, "Four Seasons of Nara". Artist’s chop and publisher seal. Published by Uchida Woodblock Printing Company in Kyoto. A complete set with folder is a rare find and depicts the talents of the artist Eiichi. Each original woodblock print is tipped in their individual original presentation folders which measure 12” x 17 1/4”. “Japanese Woodblock Print” leaflet also included (often discarded or lost).

The List of Prints included w/ condition report:

1. No. 1 (Spring)…… Nigatsu-Do of Nara in spring - Very Fine

2. No. 2 (Summer)…… Sarusawa Pond in summer - Very Fine

3. No. 3 (Fall)…… Nara Park in autumn - Very Fine

4. No. 4 (Winter)….. Kasuga Shrine in winter - Very Fine

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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