Ishikawa Toraji, 1875-1964

Ten Types of Female Nudes: Bored
(Rajo jusshu: Tsurezure)

Ishikawa Toraji, Bored, original cover
title detail on original tissue paper cover

silver mica ground; signed in sumi ink at upper right, 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 left margin, Ishikawa Toraji; published by the artist (first edition), ca. 1934-35

obaiban yoko-e 14 3/4 by 19 in., 37.5 by 48.3 cm

Kato, Junzo, comp. Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, no. 60
Brown, Kendall, Light and Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), 1996, p., 72, cat. 88 (and back cover)
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, p. 174, no. 244


Ishikawa Toraji, Bored, detail

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