KOTONDO -- Rogue

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Rouge" ("Beni")
Date 1930 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Ito/Watanabe; watermark
Image Size 10.25 x 16
Impression Fine. Overprinted hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; "baren sujizuri" (circular traces) to background.
Condition Very fine. (Very slight backside toning)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #179. Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #134.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-33). Re-strike published as small/immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # JS-1582
Price $1100