Ishikawa Toraji, Black Cat

Ishikawa Toraji, Black Cat

Ishikawa Toraji, 1875-1964

Ten Types of Female Nudes: Black Cat
(Rajo jusshu: Yokushitsu nite)

a nude seated on a upholstered divan turns to look over her shoulder at a black cat rubbing against her back; signed at upper left corner in sumi ink Ishikawa with artist's red seal Tora, block carver's seal at lower left margin, Yamagishi Kazue to, and with artist's watermark in lower margin near right-hand corner, Ishikawa Toraji, published by the artist (first edition), 1934-35

obaiban tate-e 19 1/4 by 14 7/8 in., 48.9 by 37.8 cm

Brown, Kendall, Light and Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), 1996, p., 73, cat no. 82
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 172, no. 241


title on original tissue paper cover

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