Artwork Details for Tokuriki, Tomikichiro "Yoshino Shrine"


Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - Yoshino Shrine - 吉野神宮

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Yoshino Shrine - 吉野神宮
by Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - 徳力富吉郎

Artist:Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - 徳力富吉郎
Title:Yoshino Shrine - 吉野神宮
Date:1941
Publisher:Self
Medium:Watercolour - 水彩画
Format:Oban - 大判, 38.45 x 26.7cm (image size)
Artwork Code:10534-Tokuriki_Tomikichiro
Notes:This is a rare and obviously one-of-a-kind watercolour used as the 'shita-e' (preparatory drawing) for the woodblock print series "Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks". It would appear that this particular scene was not selected for inclusion in the final 50 scenes. In early 2010 I was fortunate to be able to acquire 32 Tokuriki watercolours. Print title, artist signature and seal at lower right.
The series was first published in Showa 16 (1941). See the full series from the first edition here.

This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

Artist Biography:
TOKURIKI TOMIKICHIRO(1902 - 1999) - Tokuriki was born and raised in Kyotoand was influenced by the local art scene from childhood. He stayed in Kyotofor his entire career and was a leader of the Kyoto Sosaku Hanga. He graduated from the KyotoCity School of Fine Arts and Crafts and after that from the KyotoCity Specialist School of Painting. While he began his career in the painting field, he found his true calling in the woodblock print field and was enthusiastic about the reemergence of woodblock prints in 20th century Japanese art. He was influential in the development of new artists later in his career and set up his own publishing company called Matsukyu.
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