KOTOZUKA -- "Fine Day in May"

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Artist KOTOZUKA, Eiichi
Title "Fine Day in May"
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 1/4 x 15 1/2 ("dai-oban")
Impression Very Fine. Excellent colors. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and foreground; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++.
Clean front and verso.
(Bumping top margin; light wear.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments An attractive streetscene of "carp banners" ("koi-nobori") seen flying on Japan's annual May 5th "Boy's Day" holiday. From Uchida's archives of early 1950's prints.
A rarely seen vintage print.
Item # EG-822
Price $235