Prints by Jinbo Tomoyo, 2nd Series: Fragrance
(Jinbo Tomoyo Hangashu, Dai-Nishu: Bikun)
dated at upper right, Showa juyonen shin shun (Showa 14 , early spring), and signed, Tomoyo ga, followed by artist's seal, possibly Tomoyo; with further publication details at lower right corner: the date, Showa juyonen ichigatsu (Showa 14, 1st month), and title, Jinbo Tomoyo hangashu dai ni shu, Bikun; followed by printer and carver, Nakamura Sanjiro insatsu (printed by Nakamura Sanjiro) and Ishizaka Kenichi chokoku (carved by Ishizaka Kenichi), and Gentei ni-hyaku mai (limited edition of 200); with stamped edition number 93 on verso, ca. 1939
dai oban tate-e 17 1/2 by 11 5/8 in., 44.4 by 29.5 cm
Jinbo Tomoyo (given name Teisaburô), was born in Tokyo. At the age of seventeen he became a pupil of Hirezaki Eiho (1881-1968), an illustrator of novels and newspapers who was a contributor to the 1924 series, New Ukiyo-e Beauties. Tomoyo also studied with Ito Shinsui. He worked as an illustrator of novels and stories for the magazine Kodan kurabu, and the newspaper Kokumin shinbun.
The Female Image, Leiden, 2000, pl. 258
(inv. no. C-1845)
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