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Rinsaku Akamatsu, Japanese, (1878–1953)
Scenery of Osaka / Osaka Municipal Office, No. 23, 1952
ink and colors on paper
8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (23 x 30 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2018.1.69

Alternate Title: Osaka Fukei / Osaka Municipal Office, No. 23

From the series, "Osaka Fukei," ("Scenery of Osaka").

The index of the series notes, "The artist Rinsaku Akamatsu, an authority on Western-style painting in Japan, selected these 24 views of Osaka, known for their scenic beauty in Pre-War days."

The work comes with a copy of the series index.

2018.1.49, 2018.1.53, 2018.1.61, 2018.1.69 and 2019.1.29 are all part of this series.

The paper bears the artist's seal and signature: "Rinsaku".

ink and colors on paper

Object Description
The work depicts a river in the foreground and a bridge in the middle ground that spans the river on a diagonal, with a large, white building with a steeple visible behind it.

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