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Woman in a crane patterned kimono in front of a flowering plum tree

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Woman in a crane patterned kimono in front of a flowering plum tree
by Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

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Artist: Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) 鳥居言人
Title: Woman in a crane patterned kimono in front of a flowering plum tree
Series: 
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Scroll/Makuri roll
Medium (this edition): Scroll/Makuri roll
Format (1st edition): Short scroll
Format (this edition): Short scroll
DB artwork code: 42485
Notes (1st edition)?Thursday, 2 September 2010

Artist Kotondo
Title Woman in a crane patterned kimono in front of a flowering plum tree
Date c. 1930
Format Painting on paper mounted on a silk scroll (Image: 13 3/8" X 12 3/8"; with mounting: 19 3/4" X 53 1/2")
Comment Gold and silver pigments on the cranes. Signed Kiyokoto.

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Artist Kotondo
Title Woman in a crane patterned kimono in front of a flowering plum tree
Signed Kiyokoto
Date c. 1930
Format Painting on paper (Image: 13 3/8" X 12 3/8", With mounting: 19 3/4" X 53 1/2")
Impression Gold and silver pigments on the cranes; green silk mounting
Condition Excellent condition
Notes (this edition)?
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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