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Rinsaku Akamatsu, Japanese, (1878–1953)
The Central Public Hall / Chuo Kokaido, No. 18, 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: 2018.1.61


Alternate Title: Osaka Fukei / Chuo Kokaido

Commentary
From the series, "Osaka Fukei," ("Scenery of Osaka"), No. 18. "Chuo Kokaido." 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 is embossed. The print 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.

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

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
The hall is positioned in the center of the work, partially hidden by the trees that line the walk which leads to its entrance.

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