KOTONDO -- "Rain" (#3)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Rain" ("Ame")
Date 1929 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer ITOH Susumu/UCHIKAWA Matashiro; watermarked "Sanso."
Image Size 10 1/4 x 15 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face and yellow of umbrella; "baren sujizuri" circles to umbrella's underside; light "gauffrage" to hair, umbrella, and rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. (No flaws noted--absolutely flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #173; Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #131.
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 # DG-199
Price $1950 (Sold/JG)