Tomoyo

Jinbo Tomoyo

1902-1994

Prints by Jinbo Tomoyo, 2nd Series: Fragrance
(Jinbo Tomoyo Hangashu, Dai-Nishu: Bikun)

dated at upper right, Showa juyonen shin shun (Showa 14 [1939], early spring), and signed, Tomoyo ga, followed by artist's seal, possibly Tomoyo; with further publication details at lower right corner: the date, Showa juyonen ichigatsu (Showa 14, 1st month), and title, Jinbo Tomoyo hangashu dai ni shu, Bikun; followed by printer and carver, Nakamura Sanjiro insatsu (printed by Nakamura Sanjiro) and Ishizaka Kenichi chokoku (carved by Ishizaka Kenichi), and Gentei ni-hyaku mai (limited edition of 200); with stamped edition number 93 on verso, ca. 1939

dai oban tate-e 17 1/2 by 11 5/8 in., 44.4 by 29.5 cm

Jinbo Tomoyo (given name Teisabur├┤), was born in Tokyo. At the age of seventeen he became a pupil of Hirezaki Eiho (1881-1968), an illustrator of novels and newspapers who was a contributor to the 1924 series, New Ukiyo-e Beauties. Tomoyo also studied with Ito Shinsui. He worked as an illustrator of novels and stories for the magazine Kodan kurabu, and the newspaper Kokumin shinbun.

Reference:
The Female Image, Leiden, 2000, pl. 258
(inv. no. C-1845)

price: $2,300

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