Ishikawa Toraji, Springtime of Life

Ishikawa Toraji, Springtime of Life, det

Ishikawa Toraji, 1875-1964

Ten Types of Female Nudes: Springtime of Life (Youth)
(Rajo jusshu: Seishun)

a nude moga (modern girl) stands before a red lacquer vanity, the silver-grey wallpaper in the background highlighted with mica, she adjusts her short pin curls and a blue flower at the nape of her neck; signed in sumi ink Ishikawa with artist's red seal Tora, the print title, Seishun, at upper left margin, block carver's seal at lower left margin, Yamagishi Kazue to, and with artist's watermark on bottom margin, Ishikawa Toraji; published by the artist (early lifetime edition)

obaiban tate-e 19 1/4 by 14 3/4 in., 49 by 37.6 cm

Brown, Kendall, Light and Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), p. 75, cat. 83
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 172, no. 242
Nihon no hanga IV 1931-1940, Munakata Shiko tojo (Japanese Prints IV, 1931-1940, The Debut of Munakata), Chiba City Museum of Art, 2004, p. 108, no. 212-2


block carver's seal

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