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Summer Geisha- Natsuko

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Summer Geisha- Natsuko 夏妓
by Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

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Artist: Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) 鳥居言人
Title: Summer Geisha- Natsuko 夏妓
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1934
Publisher 1st edition?Ikeda 池田
Publisher (this edition)?Ikeda 池田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 31571
Notes (1st edition)?Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

Title Natsuko - Geisha in summer style
Publisher Ikeda
Dimensions 17.5 x 11.5

Dated 1934 (confirmed. Month not yet confirmed).

Limited edition of only 100 prints, after which the blocks were destroyed.
Scene number 12 among 12 Ikeda published scenes. There are a lot of prints of this scene that are unnumbered, i.e., they do not have a hand-written limited edition number written in the verso cartouche.

Re-issued in the series "Twelve Aspects of Women" circa August 23, 1988.
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:

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Artist
Condition
Fine impression, color and condition.

Notes: No edition number.



Inventory Number


06113247

Artist Bio: Torii Kotondo (or Torii Kiyotada VIII) is renowned for his paintings and shin hanga prints of beautiful women. His woodblock prints, superbly carved and printed, are comparable with those of Hashiguchi Goyo and Ito Shinsui. Kotondo was born with the name Saito Akira in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo. He was the only son among the five children of Torii Kiyotada, the seventh Torii master. The Torii school had a long tradition of painting and printmaking for the Japanese theater, extending back to the seventeenth century. Kabuki theater was still very popular in the early twentieth century and prints and painted posters were the primary means of publicity. Although Kotondo was mainly interested in studying history and archaeology, it was assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and join the Torii school. At age 14, Kotondo agreed to leave school and begin studies with Kobori Tomone, a yamato-e painter. Along with painting classes, Tomone taught Kotondo about the court and military practices of ancient Japan, satisfying his interest in history. A year later, he was officially adopted as the next heir of the Torii school and assumed the artist's name 'Kotondo'. While still studying with Tomone, he began designing illustrations for a theatrical magazine, Engei Gaho ('Entertainment Illustrated Magazine'), and painted kabuki posters and billboards.

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