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Morning

Morning
by Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)

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Artist: Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964) 石川寅治
Title: Morning
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: 30680
Notes (1st edition)?
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:

Wednesday, 23 August 2006

Shin Hanga: Morning

Artist: Ishikawa Toraji
Format: Dai oban tate-e: 19" x 15" approx

Subject: A first edition example of 'Morning' from the series 'Ten Types of Female Nude'.

A student of Koyama Shotaro, Toraji Ishikawa entered his paintings in several exhibitions of the Meiji Fine Arts Society. One of the founding members of the Taiheiyo Gakai in 1901, he traveled in Europe and the US in the early 1900s. He exhibited at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. Toraji received the Imperial Award of the Japan Art Academy in 1950. His prints include Inland Sea Landscapes (1930s) and the series "Ten Types of Female Nude"

Date: 1934

Condition: Full size with large margins (not shown in scan). Minor blemishes, marks and flaws. A printer's crease in bottom margin. Generally very good state of preservation.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine 1st edition impression with gauffrage

Other Notes: See: The Female Image, Pl. 238

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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