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Rinsaku Akamatsu, Japanese, (1878–1953)
Scenery of Osaka / Zoo at Tenno-ji, No. 7, 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: 2019.1.24


Alternate Title: Osaka Fukei / Zoo at Tenno-ji, No. 7

Commentary
From the series, "Osaka Fukei," ("Scenery of Osaka"). No. 7, Zoo at Tenno-ji.

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" and the artist's seal.

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
The work depicts a small body of water with Japanese red crowned cranes in the foreground (white, with red caps on the back of their heads).

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