KOTOZUKA -- "Blue Irises" (#2)

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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. (Ink smudge upper margin--easily covered by matting.)
Condition Very Good++.
Clean front and verso.
(Faint discoloration upper edge; slight toning.)
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 seldom seen vintage print.
Item # FG-052
Price $165