Torii Kotondo, Long Undergarment

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Long Undergarment
(Nagajuban)

dated and signed Showa yonen shichigatsu (Showa 4 [1929], 7th month) Kotondo ga, with artist's seal Torii, the title, Nagajuban, embossed at center of lower margin, and publisher's seal embossed at lower left corner, Sakai-Kawaguchi go ban (Sakai Kawaguchi, joint publication), and limited edition paper label hand-numbered on verso, Gaikoku yuki ni-hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai rokujusan go, Torii Kotondo (for foreign export, limited edition of 200 printed, number 63, by Torii Kotondo) with artist's red circular seal Kotondo

dai oban tate-e 18 3/8 by 11 3/4 in., 46.8 by 30 cm

References:
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 127 (five variants)
Koyama Shuko, Beautiful Shin Hanga- Revitalization of Ukiyo-e, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, 2009, p. 114, no. 3-19
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 190, no. 133, and p. 261 (on date and edition)

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verso label
and seal
Torii Kotondo, Long Undergarment variant

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Long Undergarment [variant]
(Nagajuban)

a back view of a beauty wearing a rose under-robe with pale blue collar and a rust-red obi while seated on a blue mat turning to look over her right shoulder, she holds a uchiwa fan with a white silhouette of Mt. Fuji against a ground of light blue; the background of the print embellished with light grey baren swirls; dated and signed Showa yonnen shichigatsu Kotondo ga (Showa 4 [1929], 7th month), the title Nagajuban embossed at center bottom margin, publisher's seal Kawaguchi (in katana) at lower right corner, and hori Ito suri, Komatsu, hanken shoyu (carved by Ito, printed by Komatsu, copyright) at lower left, with embossed edition stamp hand numbered on verso, Sanhyaku mai kagiri zeppan nihyaku hachijusan go (300 limited edition, number 283), ca. July 1929

dai oban tate-e 17 7/8 by 11 3/4 in., 45.4 by 29.8 cm

References:
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 127 (five variants)
Koyama Shuko, Beautiful Shin Hanga- Revitalization of Ukiyo-e, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, 2009, p. 114, no. 3-19

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verso seal
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