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'Parrot and Quince'

This woodblock print depicts a parrot sitting on the branch of a Japanese quince. It is a large oban size print. This print was introduced c1940s and it dates to the period. It bears both Kotozuka’s signature and his artist seals within the block. This woodcut is printed upon fine mulberry paper bearing the Kyoto publisher’s seal for ‘Uchida’, along with Uchida's watermark and the registration ‘kento’ notch in the lower right corner, under the mat. It is handsomely matted and framed in acid-free environs. This print is in excellent condition with a couple of faint foxing spots. It is a fine, original example of the Sosaku Hanga art of Eiichi Kotozuka, who studied at the Kyoto Specialist School of Painting. Kotozuka created quite a number of woodblocks depicting unique scenes of Japanese tradition, flowers, landscapes and wildlife. He was a member of the Seiryusha Group of Liberal Artists. This woodblock is in acid-free environs. The print sight size with full margins is 16.25" x 11.25", and the black frame measures 18.75" x 14.75".               P31314                 $295.00

Eiichi Kotozuka (1906-1979) 'Parrot and Quince'

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