Ishikawa Toraji, Blue Parrot
Ishikawa Toraji, Blue Parrot

Ishikawa Toraji, 1875-1964

Ten Types of Female Nudes: Blue Parrot
(Rajo jusshu: Buryu inko)

unsigned artist's proof, the wallpaper in the background highlighted with mica; the blocks carved by Yamagishi Kazue, with artist's watermark on bottom left margin, Ishikawa Toraji; published by the artist, 1934-35

obaiban yoko-e 14 3/4 by 19 in., 37.5 by 48.2 cm

This artist's proof was acquired by the previous owner directly from the Ishikawa family.

References:
Brown, Kendall, Light and Darkness: Women in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), 1996, p., 76, cat. 80
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 169, no. 237
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. 212-1

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