by Rinsaku Akamatsu
Series; Twenty-four Views of Osaka, 1952
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Akamatsu Rinsaku - After studying Western-style painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, Akamatsu Rinsaku worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for the Asahi Shinbun newspaper in Osaka. He became a friend of the paper's publisher, Kanao Tanejiro of Bun'en-do, and contributed designs to Bun'en-do's 1917 series "Pictures of Famous Places in Osaka and Kobe." This design comes from Akamatsu's series of "Twenty-four Views of Osaka," which features street scenes, notable shrines and bridges, and scenic locations, published by Bun'en'do in 1952. His sketch-like lines and strokes of color have an immediacy and freshness, and the designs are beautifully carved and printed to capture the painterly quality of his work. Akamatsu's woodblocks are rarely seen on the market, and are a nice choice for a collector interested in modern Japanese prints.
Artist - Rinsaku Akamatsu
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 11 7/8"
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Light spotting. Loss at top corner. Please see photos for details.
What can I find on clearance?
- Prints that have moved through our auctions and are ready to go below cost.
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- Prints with condition issues.
Prints are identified as original or reprint, and artist information is offered when known. We include excellent photos of each print, as well as a brief condition report.
While you're shopping, keep in mind that some condition issues could simply be framed out, some could be easily repaired, and others just allow you to enjoy owning a 19th century original at a bargain price. Of course, many prints are in excellent condition, just needing to be cleared out.
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