(embossed into lower margin)
("Limited Edition" #74/200 (paper label hand-numbered/stamped verso)
Offered via a discriminating European collector.
||Publisher's "Sakai Kawaguchi go-ban" seal embossed lower/left corner
||Approx 11 3/4 x 18
("dai-oban," large oban)
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to face and pillow; "gauffrage"
(embossing) to fan; baren "sujizuri" (circular tracings) to background;
highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines. Title embossed into lower margin.
Excellent, fresh/strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
("Attached to board at one spot (easily removed)")
||Female Image pl #69-1.
An early 1929 bijin-ga design by Torri Kotondo--renowned for his images
of beautiful women.
The extensive use of "baren sujizuri" (circular tracings) to background
provides a strongly textural contrast to the brilliant red-patterned
(Images provided by European collector.)
A RARELY seen 1929 print.
||$POR (No Longer Available)