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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 of first edition?1934
Publisher (first edition)?Ryoku-uso Gahitsu
Publisher (this edition)?Ryoku-uso Gahitsu
Medium (first edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (first edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 30681
Notes (first edition)?
Notes (this edition)?
The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Note that there may be some inaccuracies:

Title Ten Types of Female Nudes - Morning
Artist Toraji Ishikawa 1875-1964
Signature "Ishikawa".
Seal Artist's seal ("tora").
Dated 1935.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - very good … Embossed. Printed on a "Ishikawa Toraji" water marked paper.
Colors Excellent … Metallic pigment on the shoes.
Condition Very good … Slightly toned. Margins slightly creased. A light horizontal crease, about 4 inches long, on the upper middle area. The original thin transparent paper is still attached to the print at the right margin.
Description "Asa". From the series "Rajo Jusshu" ("Ten Types of Female Nudes"). The series has been Toraji Ishikawa's most famous works.
Note Carver Yamagishi Kazue, Printer Matsuzaki Keisaburo.
Width Item 14.6 inches = 37.0 cm
Height Item 19.3 inches = 49.0 cm
Width Image 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm
Height Image 15.0 inches = 38.0 cm

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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