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Kotondo
Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976
Vapor
(Yuge)

dated and signed, Showa yonen jugatsu (Showa 4 [1929], 10th month), Kotondo saku with artist's seal Kotondo, the title Yuge embossed on the bottom margin, the publisher's seal Sakai-Kawaguchi go ban (Sakai Kawaguchi, joint publication) embossed on the lower left margin, and with embossed limited edition seal hand-numbered on verso, San-hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai sanjukyu go (300 limited edition, number 39), ca. 1929
dai oban tate-e 18 3/8 by 15 7/8 in., 46.8 by 40.2 cm
References:
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 198, pl. 263
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 128, pl. 171
Provenance:
From the Collection of the Tsuruoka Family (Kakunen Tsuruoka, 1892-1977)
price: $ 3,800