KOTONDO -- "Snow"

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Snow" ("Yuki")
Date 1929 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Ito Susumu/Kajikawa Yoshio; watermark
Image Size 10 1/4 x 16
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, blanket's colors, and window view; "baren sujizuri" circles to door panels (right); thin "burnished" highlights to black garment's folds; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (Flawless--still in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #172. Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #132.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-33). Re-strike published as small/immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # BG-120
Price $1,200 (Sold)