Torii Kotondo, Make-up

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976


dated and signed Showa gonen natsu (Showa 5 [1930], Summer) Kotondo ga, followed by artist's rectangular seal Shi, publisher's seal Kawaguchi (in katana) at lower right corner, and hori Ito suri, Komatsu, hanken shoyu (carved by Ito, printed by Komatsu, copyright) at lower left, with red stamped limited edition seal hand numbered in sumi ink on verso, San hyakugoju mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-ichi go (350 limited edition, number 101), ca. 1930

dai oban tate-e 17 7/8 by 11 3/4 in., 45.5 by 29.7 cm

Kato Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. 3, pl. 113
Amy Newland & Chris Uhlenbeck, eds., Ukiyo-e to Shin-hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints, 1990, p. 219
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The New Wave: 20th Century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 25, no. 16
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 130, pl. 174-2 (darker palette)
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2015, p. 197, no. 140


verso seal
numbered 101/350


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