KOTOZUKA -- "Blue Irises"

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Artist KOTOZUKA, Eiichi
Title "Blue Irises"
Date ca1940-50'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 na
Image Size 10 1/2 x 15 3/4 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Excellent colors. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to flowers and foliage; attractive woodgrain to sky; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A boldly printed grouping of blue irises set against a distinctive woodgrain backgroound. From Uchida's archives of early 1950's prints.
A rarely seen vintage print.
Item # EG-821
Price $235