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Dance
by Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)

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Artist: Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964) 石川寅治
Title: Dance
Series: 10 Nudes 裸女十種
Date 1st edition?Not set
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: 40955
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:

Saturday, 6 October 2007


Title Dance - Ten Types of Female Nudes
Artist Toraji Ishikawa 1875-1964
Signature Ishikawa.
Seal Artist's seal (tora).
Dated 1935
Medium/Technique Woodblock print.
Impression Excellent - very good … Printed on a "Ishikawa Toraji" water marked paper.
Colors Excellent - very good … Silver metallic pigment on the net, mica on the margins.
Condition Very good … Paper toning, slight creases, three purple ink specks on the left margin, a thin paper cover attached to the right edge.
Description "Rajo Jusshu" (Ten Types of Female Nudes). "Odori" (Dance).
Note Carver Yamagishi Kanae, printer Matsuzaki Keisaburo.
Width Item 14.4 inches = 36.7 cm
Height Item 19.1 inches = 48.5 cm
Width Image 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm
Height Image 14.8 inches = 37.5 cm
Literature Newland, Amy R.; and S. Hamanaka, "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties", Leiden: Hotei, 2000, ISBN 90 74822 20 7, - pg.171, pl. 240

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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