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Blue Parrot

Blue Parrot
by Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)

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Artist: Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964) 石川寅治
Title: Blue Parrot
Series: 10 Nudes 裸女十種
Date 1st edition?1934
Date of this artwork?1934/35 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Ryoku-uso Gahitsu
Publisher (this edition)?Ryoku-uso Gahitsu
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 27181
Notes (1st edition)?TORAJI ISHIKAWA
Title: Blue Parrot
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Date: 1934/35
Reference #: "The Female Image", pl. # 237
Size: 13 x 16 inches (paper)
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Edition #: Proof State
Condition: Fine color; very good impression and state. Minor creasing and smudging.
Notes: A RARE PROOF STATE on heavy paper. Fine mica on screen in background and silver metallic overprinting on edges of couch and red pillow. Unsigned

Artist Bio: Born in Kochi. From age 17 studied with Koyama Shotaro at Fudosha. Participated in formation of Taiheiyogakai in 1902. Traveled to Europe and U.S. in early 1900s. Exhibited paintings at Bunten, Teiten, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. In 1943 became head of the school of Taiheiyogakai; withdrew in 1947 to become founding member of Shigenkai, a society to exhibit Western-style painting. In 1950 became an adviser to Nitten. Prints include Inland Sea landscapes in the 1930s and a set of 10 nudes in 1934.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.

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