KOTONDO -- "Applying Powder" (#8)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Applying Powder"
Date 1929 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Itoh Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
Image Size 10 1/4 x 16 (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Nicely over-printed hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, hand and body; light "gauffrage" to face, hand, and red robe; light "burnishing" to hair; bold "sujizuri" tracings to background; highly detailed carving. ("Printer's crease" to outer right margin area.)
Condition Excellent.
(Still in original "presentation folder." No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Cover illustration to "The Female Image" book; "The Female Image," Plate #167; Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #127.
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 # EG-126
Price $1500 (Sold/JG)