Artwork Details for Tokuriki, Tomikichiro "Shiba Zojoji Temple"

Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - Shiba Zojoji Temple - 芝増上寺

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Shiba Zojoji Temple - 芝増上寺
by Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - 徳力富吉郎

Artist:Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - 徳力富吉郎
Title:Shiba Zojoji Temple - 芝増上寺
Series:New Famous Places in Tokyo - 新東京名所
Date:1939 April
Publisher:Unsodo - 芸艸堂
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Aiban - 合判, 33.6 x 27cm (sheet size)
Condition:Print: Very Good impression and condition. Full margins. No tears, creases, folds, or stains. Natural age toning and some faint spotting. Gorgeous strong embossing to snow and other structures. Unsodo publisher stamp on verso. Folder and folder cover have foxing marks.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:14113-Tokuriki_Tomikichiro
Notes:This print is from a rarely seen pre-war series that was only published as a first-edition. The print comes in its original matching folder and folder cover (see below). The folder contains a detailed explanation of the print's scene in Japanese. Print title and Tomikichiro signature at lower left of image. This print was published by Unsodo; evidenced by the embossed publisher's seal at the bottom of the right margin.
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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