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Vapour- Yuge

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Vapour- Yuge 湯ゲ
by Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

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Artist: Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) 鳥居言人
Title: Vapour- Yuge 湯ゲ
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1929/10
Date of this artwork?1929 October (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Publisher (this edition)?Sakai and Kawaguchi 酒井川口
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 35162
Notes (1st edition)?Artist Torii Kotondo
Title "Yuge" (Vapour)
Medium Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Editions: 200 (S&K paper seal), 300 (S&K embossed seal), ?? (Kawaguchi).
Date 1929 October
Publisher Sakai and Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image # 171; The New Wave #263
Size 18 x 11 -3/4 " (sheet)
Dimensions 18.125 x 11.875

Notes: Embossed title in the lower margin reads: "Yuge".
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, 31 October 2006

61/200

40.7 x 26.1cm
Slight soiling

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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