KOTONDO -- "Combing the Hair" (#3)

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Combing the Hair"
Date 1933 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Ito Susumu/Kajikawa Yoshio; watermark
Image Size 10 1/4 x 16 (plus wide margins)
Impression Very Fine. Overprinted hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading.
Condition Excellent. (very slight backside toning; minor "bumping" far left/outer edge.)
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 # MM-14
Price $1950 (Sold/WB)