||ODA, Tomiya (1895-1990)
||"Beauty Resting, Summer Evening" (given name)
||ca1926-38 (likely 1926-30's printing--clearly on "old paper")
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman
John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
||Nihon Soshoin Han (left), Adachi (right)
||Maeda (carver); Takazawa (printer)
||10 x 14 ("dia-oban"--large oban) (plus margins)
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to shoji screens, fans, and foreground;
(embossing) kimono pattern, fans, hair-piece, and face; visible "woodgrain"
to grey foreground; crisp line-work, highly detailed carving.
(Small "natural paper flaw"
||Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Very slight wear; slight toning. No prior mounts.)
||Highly detailed and gorgeous "bijin-ga" image. A student of Kitano Tsunetomi, ODA is known to
have produced "bijin-ga" prints of
the early "shin hanga" period. Rarely seen--only copy we've encountered.