Kofukuji Temple Pagoda
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)
Original caretaker of this artwork: Fuji Arts
|Artist:||Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) — 琴塚英一|
|Title:||Kofukuji Temple Pagoda|
|Date 1st edition?:||1950 (in the decade of)|
|Date of this artwork?:||1950s (may not be accurate)|
|Publisher 1st edition?:||Uchida — 内田|
|Publisher (this edition)?:||Uchida — 内田|
|Medium (1st edition):||Woodblock|
|Medium (this edition):||Woodblock|
|Format (1st edition):||Double Oban|
|Format (this edition):||Double Oban|
|DB artwork code:||44256|
|Notes (1st edition)?:||Artist - Eiichi Kotozuka (1906 - 1979)|
Image Size - 11 7/8" x 19" + margins as shown.
Note: Ohmi Gallery has the original watercolour "genga" for this scene (see here).
|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:|
Comments - Attractive scene of the pagoda of Kofukuji Temple in Nara, the spire towering high above the trees below. A few pines frame the scene in the foreground, the sky softly shaded as a cloud drifts past. A handsome view of this beautiful structure in an unusually large double-oban format.
|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.|