TSUCHIYA Koitsu

(Japan 1870 – 1949)

Hôryûji, Nara

Location
Not on display
Further information

Tsuchiya began training in block cutting when he was fifteen under Matsuzaki, who cut blocks for the famous Meiji period 'ukiyo-e' artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Tsuchiya eventually became Kiyochika's pupil for nineteen years. This was the reason he uses same seal as Kiyochika. Tsuchiya later produced landscape prints for Wantanabe Shôzaburô. Another publisher Doi, however, published this print.

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW 16 October 2001

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
Jun 1938
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodcut
Dimensions
39.2 x 25.7 cm image; 42.6 x 28.4 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., black ink "[Japanese characters]", red ink '[artist's seal]".
Dated l.r. margin, black ink in Japanese characters "[June 1938 ...]".

Credit
Gift of G F Williams 1995
Accession number
421.2001