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Scenery of Osaka / Yotsubashi Bridge, No. 15

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Rinsaku Akamatsu, Japanese, (1878–1953)
Scenery of Osaka / Yotsubashi Bridge, No. 15, 1952
ink and colors on paper
8 7/8 x 11 13/16 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: 2019.1.22


Alternate Title: Osaka Fukei / Yotsubashi Bridge, No. 15

Commentary
From the series, "Osaka Fukei," ("Scenery of Osaka"). No. 15 "Yotsubashi": the four-point bridge.

The note on the index of the series states, "The artist Rinsaku Akamatsu, who is an authority on Western-style painting in Japan, selected these 24 views of Osaka, which were most known for their scenery in pre-war days."
from: Artelino

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

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
The work depicts the bridge, which spans the foreground on the viewer's right to the mid-ground at the left. Three figures are in the foreground, on the left. In the center, mid-ground, there is a bulding with a tower. A graceful willow is depictd at the side of the bridge on the right in the foreground.

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