Ishikawa Toraji, Morning

Ishikawa Toraji, Morning detail

Ishikawa Toraji, 1875-1964

Ten Types of Female Nudes: Morning
(Rajo jusshu: Asa)

a nude towel-dries her hair while seated on an upholstered red stool in a modern bathroom with white tiling and a black sink, her mule-slippers with dainty heels are highlighted with mica, her gaze out of the corner of her eyes meets the viewer's; signed at lower left in silver ink, Ishikawa, with artist's red seal Tora, block carver's seal at lower left margin, Yamagishi Kazue to, and with artist's watermark on bottom right margin, Ishikawa Toraji; published by the artist (first edition) ca. 1934-35

obaiban tate-e 19 1/8 by 14 3/4 in., 48.5 by 37.5 cm

References:
Kato, Junzo, comp. Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, no. 61
Brown, Kendall, Light and Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), 1996, p., 74, cat no. 85
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 170, no. 238

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