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Reading 読書
by Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)

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Artist: Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964) 石川寅治
Title: Reading 読書
Series: 10 Nudes 裸女十種
Date 1st edition?1934
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: 29424
Notes (1st edition)?石川 寅治/裸女十種/読書

サイズ 約48cm x 38cm (37cm x 30cm)
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:

Reading

Artist: Ishikawa Toraji
Format: Dai Oban tate-e: 19" x 14.75"

Subject: A seated nude on a red carpet reading an ehon.

Date: 1934

Condition: Full size. Minor creases and marks. Generally fine state.

Colour: Fine colors.

Impression: Fine impression with gauffrage and mica ground.

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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