Hazy Moon in the Spring
signed Kotondo ga, with artist's square seal Kotondo, the title, Oboroharu (hazy moon in spring) on lower margin, with publisher's limited edition cartouche on verso, Ikeda hanken shoyu, hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, yon kai dai -- go (copyright Ikeda, edition limited to 100, fourth printing, -- number), with artist's seal Kotondo, ca. 1930-31
dai oban tate-e 18 1/2 by 11 1/2 in., 47.1 by 29.1 cm
This print is one of the more scarce designs that Kotondo published with Ikeda. This impression differs in many ways from the impressions referenced below: the color of the green leaf on her obi, the light green on the collar, and the pink cloth in her hair are all slightly more saturated than the illustrated examples. In addition, this impression has a more defined edge to the 'hazy' moon and a touch of green bokashi on the petals decorating her red lacquer comb.
Gallery Beniya, Torii Kotondo, 1995, p. 12, no. 36
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 134, pl. 180
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