KOTONDO -- "Morning Hair" (#2)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Morning Hair"
("Asa Negami")
Date 1930 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Provenance Found in small Kyoto print shop.
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Koike Shigeru/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked "Sanso".
Image Size 10 1/8 x 16
Impression Very Fine. Over-printed hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face and head-rest; light "gauffrage" to green mosquito netting; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (Flawless--still in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus Cover illustration to "The New Wave" book; "The Female Image," Plate #178; Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #133.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-34). "Re-strike" published as a small, immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # HC-01
Price $1950 (Sold)