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by Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

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Artist: Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) 鳥居言人
Title: Various
Series: 12 Aspects of Women - Upper Set
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 40811
Notes (1st edition)?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:

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

鳥居清忠 おんな十二題 上巻6枚

鳥居派の末裔、鳥居清忠(言人)が、昭和4~10年にかけて創作した名作「おんな十二題」の、遺珠刊行会による復刻木版画(重要民俗文化財選定保存技術による)限定版です。12枚のうちの上巻6枚、。「第1回 髪梳き」「第2回 あやめゆかた」「第3回 おぼろ春」「第4回 朝寝髪」「第5回 夏妓」「第6回 口紅」、彫師 伊藤進、摺り師 堀川芳雄 、限定摺刷 山荘(透かし)タトウ入りです。鏑木清方の影響もある素晴らしい美人版画です。(15ページの「解説書」付き)
状態 :、ヤケ、傷み、シミ無し。タトゥ(秩)のタイトルの紙に少しシミがあるくらいで、新品に近い完品です。

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.

Torii Kotondo was the 8th Torii and the 5th Torii Kiyotada. His father was the 4th Kiyotada.

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