KOTOZUKA -- "Sacred Bridge in Winter, Nikko"

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Artist KOTOZUKA, Eiichi
Title "Sacred Bridge in Winter, Nikko"
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 have recently found their way to modern day collectors.
Series "Four Seasons of Nikko"
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi
(Kyoto, 1919 to present)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 7 1/2 x 10 1/8 ("chuban")
Impression Very Fine. Excellent colors. Nice "bokashi" shading to background sky; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to trees and snow accumulation; nicely detailed carving. ("Kento ink-mark" lower margin--easily covered by matting.)
Condition Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Very slight edge wear--otherwise flawless. Slight toning.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A handsome and boldly printed view of Nikko's "Sacred Bridge" ("Shinkyo Bridge") as seen winter.
From Uchida's archives of early 1950's prints.
A seldom seen vintage print.
Item # FG-075
Price $185 (Sold/GJ)