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The Maples of Takao in Kyoto

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The Maples of Takao in Kyoto 高尾?秋
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: The Maples of Takao in Kyoto 高尾?秋
Series: Scenes Of Shiga, Nara, and Kyoto
Date 1st edition?circa 1930-1950
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida Bijutsu Shoten 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida Bijutsu Shoten 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Chuban
Format (this edition): Chuban
DB artwork code: 43876
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 (6) SIX 1950-60’s Original Japanese Woodblock Prints by the famous artist, Eiichi Kotozuka with original covers and beautiful silver foil studio designed folder case: From the series, "The Scenes of Shiga, Nara and Kyoto". Artist’s chop and publisher seal. Published by Uchida Woodblock Printing Company in Kyoto. A complete set with the 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 10” x 14”.

Prints measure: 8 1/2" x 11" - Paper (full-sized margins)

Provenance: Came from a single collector who purchased the entire collection while traveling in Kyoto in the 1960’s.

The List of Prints included w/ condition report:

1. The Full Moon Viewed on The Seta Karahashi Bridge - Fine, except for toning from the folder

2. The Katata Ukimido Temple in The Lake Biwa - Pristine - Beautiful image!

3. The Cherry Blossoms in Nara - Fine, except for toning from the folder

4. The Large Buddha of Todaiji Temple in Nara - Pristine

5. The Maples of Takao in Kyoto - Pristine

6. The Snow Scene of Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto - Pristine - Gorgeous image!

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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