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Famous Views of Tokyo in the Four Seasons

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Famous Views of Tokyo in the Four Seasons:

Spring - Toshogu Shrine at Ueno

Summer -Imperial Hotel

Autumn - The Night Scene of Sukiya Bridge

Winter - Snowy Scene of Nijubashi Bridge

by Kotozuka Eiichi, c. early 1950s
Kawashima Textile Mills, Handwoven Tapestry



IHL Cat. #1880


Spring - Toshogu Shrine at Ueno
春 - 
上野東照宮
 IHL Cat. #1880a

Summer - Imperial Hotel
夏 - 
東京帝国ホテル 
 IHL Cat. #1880b
(also see IHL Cat. #904 for another impression of this print)


Autumn - The Night-scene of Sukiya Bridge
秋 - 数寄屋橋夜景
IHL Cat. #1880c

Winter - Snowy scene of Nijubashi Bridge to Imperial Palace
冬 - 二重橋雪景
IHL Cat. #1880d

About This Portfolio

Issued by the Kyoto publisher Uchida Woodlbock Printing Co., Ltd., likely in the early 1950s, these four prints by Kotozuka were designed at different times by the artist and then assembled into this portfolio by the publisher.  


Inside of portfolio and detail

The four prints in their original mountings

Photos:
Top left - current view of Toshugo Shrine with cherry blossoms
Top right - c. 1950 view of Imperial Hotel
Bottom left - c. 1950 view of Sukiya Bridge
Bottom right - current view of Nijubashi in snow



Print Details
 IHL Catalog  #1800, #1800a, #1800b, #1800c, #1800d
 Title  1800a: Spring - Toshogu Shrine at Ueno 春 - 上野東照宮
 1800b: Summer - Tokyo Imperial Hotel 夏 - 東京帝国ホテル
 1800c: Autumn - The Night-scene of Sukiya Bridge 秋 - 数寄屋橋夜景
 1800d: Winter - Snowy scene of Nijubashi Bridge to Imperial Palace 冬-二重橋雪景
 Series/Portfolio  Famous Views of Tokyo in the Four Seasons 四季東京名所
 Artist 
 Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
 Signature 
 none of the prints are signed
 Seal
 "all of the prints bear the artists "koto" seal
 Date  c. early 1950s
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher
all of the prints bear the seal of Uchida Bijutsu Shoten (Uchida han hexogonal seal lower left of image) 
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - all prints toned from their original publisher mountings
 Genre  shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous  all prints have the Uchida watermark
 Format  koban (half-aiban)
 H x W Paper  1800a: 8 3/4 x 11 11/16 in. (22.2 x 29.7 cm)
 1800b: 8 13/16 x 11 5/8 in. (22.4 x 29.5 cm)
 1800c: 8 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (22.5 x 29.5 cm)
 1800d: 8 15/16 x 11 5/8 in. (22.7 x 29.5 cm)
 H x W Image
 1800a: 7 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (19.4 x 25.7 cm)
 1800b: 7 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (19.4 x 25.7 cm)
 1800c: 7 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (19.4 x 25.7 cm)
 1800d: 7 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (19.4 x 25.7 cm)
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