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Torii Kotondo


Long Undergarment

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

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)

price: Sold

Torii Kotondo

verso label and seal


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