KOTONDO -- "Morning Hair" (#4)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Morning Hair"
("Asa Negami")
Date 1930 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
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 Nearly Excellent. (Light scattered spotting to left and left/upper margins--otherwise 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 # DG-255
Price $1650 (Sold/RT)