Ishikawa Toraji, Ten Types of Female Nudes

Ishikawa Toraji, Reading, detail

Ishikawa Toraji, 1875-1964

Ten Types of Female Nudes: Reading
(Rajo jusshu: Dokusho)

mica background; signed at upper left, Ishikawa, with artist's red seal Tora, the print title, Dokusho in upper left margin, block carver's seal at lower left margin, Yamagishi Kazue to, and printer's seal Urushibara Eijiro, and with artist's watermark on bottom right within the composition, Ishikawa Toraji, with tissue paper cover; published by the artist, ca. 1934, lifetime edition

obaiban tate-e 19 1/4 by 14 3/4 in., 48.8 by 37.5 cm

The watermark in area of the cushion at the lower right is an important indicator of a lifetime impression.

References:
Kato, Junzo, comp. Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, no. 58
Light and Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), p., 75, cat. 86
The Female Image, 2000, p. 172, no. 245

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