KOTOZUKA -- "Muroji Temple, Nara"

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Artist KOTOZUKA, Eiichi
Title "Muroji Temple, Nara"
Date ca1950's
Provenance Obained via Uchida Publisher's "Family Archives." Founded in 1919, a few of Uchida's long-held collection of original 1950's prints has recently found their way to modern day collectors.
Series na
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi
(Kyoto, 1919 to present)
Seal, Carver/Printer "Uchida watermark" bottom margin
Image Size 10 1/2 x 15 3/4 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to trees and foreground; "gauffrage" (embossing) to trees and stone pathway; nicely detailed carving.
Boldly printed in a "sosaku hanga" style.
Condition Very Good++.
Very clean front and verso.
(Bumping and slight discoloration top/bottom margins; light wear.) Found still side-tipped into original "presentation folder."
Reference/Illus na
Comments A boldly printed design of a shrine set in the woods. From Uchida's archives of early 1950's prints.
A rarely seen vintage print.
Item # EG-740
Price $325