Torii Kotondo, Napping

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Napping
(Utatane)

with deep red background; signed Kotondo ga with artist's rectangular seal Kotondo, the title along the bottom margin, Utatane (A Nap), with publisher's limited edition cartouche on verso, Ikeda hanken shoyu, hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, hakkai dai gojusan go (copyright Ikeda, edition limited to 100, 8th print, 53 number), with artist's bird seal Torii, from an edition of 100 impressions published by Ikeda Tomizo in February 1933

dai oban tate-e 18 3/8 by 11 5/8 in., 46.6 by 29.5 cm

There is a variant impression (likely an earlier version) of this print with a pale tan background also illustrated in The Female Image (pl. 177-2).

References:
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 132, pl. 177-1
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 199, no. 142, and p. 264 (regarding date and edition)

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verso seal
numbered 53/100
kikumon

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