KOTONDO -- "Combing the Hair" (#6)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Combing the Hair"
("Kamisuki")
Date 1933 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Ito Susumu/Kajikawa Yoshio; watermarked.
Image Size 10 1/4 x 16 (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Excellent colors with deep saturation. Nicely over-printed hairlines; superbly executed "bokashi"
(gradation of colors) shading; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
(Few very faint spots to upper margin; very slight wrinkle-- otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #184. Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #139.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-33). Re-strike published as small and immediately "sold out" edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # DG-542
Price $1850