KOTONDO -- "Rogue" (#2)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Rouge" ("Beni")
Date 1930 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's.)
Provenance Found in small Tokyo book/print shop.
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai Publisher
Seal, Carver/Printer Itoh Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki; watermarked.
Image Size 10 1/8 x 16
Impression Very Fine. Superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face, hands and kimono; light "gauffrage" to rouge dish and mirror; light "mica" to mirror; bold "sujizuri" tracings to background; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. (Flawless--still in original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #179; Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #134.
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 # JS-1977
Price $1150 (Sold-JZ)