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Notes (1st edition)Artist: Torii Kotondo Title: Kesho (Make-up) - (At the Mirror) Medium: Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Edition of: 350 (Kawaguchi) Date: 1930 Summer Publisher: Kawaguchi Reference No: Female Image #174-1 Size 18 x 11 " Note from Ross: There are two colour variants for this design. For editions 1 to about 150 the kimono is tri-tone with red above the sash and light red/pink below the sash. The cabinet is a deep brown. The publisher seal Kawaguchi is in the left margin, and there are no printer or carver seals. For editions after about 150 the kimono is nearly two-tone red/pink both above and below the sash. The cabinet is a light brown shade with strong sujizuri (swirls of printing with the baren edge). The publisher seal is in the right margin with printer/carver seals in the left. Note that this darker red often fades to a lighter pink.
Publisher (this edition): Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Unknown Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi
Date of this item: 1930 1930 1930 1930 1930 1930 1930 1930 1930 1930
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title Kesho (Make-up) - (At the Mirror)
Medium Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Beauties
Edition 156/350
Date 1930
Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image #174-1
Size 18 x 11"
Condition Fine impression; with mica losses and creases.
Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976
Make-up [darker palette]
(Kesho)

dated and signed Showa gonen natsu (Showa 5 [1930], summer) Kotondo ga, followed by artist's rectangular seal Shi, publisher's seal Kawaguchi (in katana) at lower right corner, and hori Ito suri, Komatsu, hanken shoyu (carved by Ito, printed by Komatsu, copyright) at lower left, with red stamped limited edition seal hand numbered in sumi ink on verso, San hyakugoju mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-ichi go (350 limited edition, number 101), ca. 1930
dai oban tate-e 17 7/8 by 11 3/4 in., 45.5 by 29.7 cm
References:
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. 3, pl. 113
Newland, Amy & Uhlenbeck, Chris, eds., Ukiyo-e to Shin-hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints, 1990, p. 219
Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 25, no. 16
Gallery Beniya, Torii Kotondo, 1995, p. 25, no. 16
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 130, pl. 174-2 (darker palette)
鳥居言人○
350/109 化粧 up-Make

Probably edition 109 of 350 (not of 250).
Artist Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977
Title A Woman Before the Mirror
Date 1933
Medium woodblock
Dimensions 16 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches

Item # 260062
Illustrated Beauties, pl. 174-1
Condition Losses to mica in background; paper is slightly coiled; light toning to front margins and on reverse
Comments Published by Kawaguchi; numbered 161/350 on reverse.
Illustrated Beauties, pl. 174-2
Condition Faint soiling to front margins; light toning on reverse; paper is lightly coiled; small loss to mica at center top of design.

Comments Published by Kawaguchi and Sakai; limited edition stamp with hand applied numeration 187/350 on reverse
TITLE: Make-up 114/350
DATE: 1930
SIZE: 18.125 x 11.875
MEDIUM: Woodblock Print
PUBLISHER: Kawaguchi
CONDITION: Fine impression, color and condition.
Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Make-Up
(Kesho)

Dated Showa gonen natsu (Showa 5 [1930], summer) and signed Kotondo ga followed by artist's red rectangular seal, Shi. Blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi. The publisher's mark, Kawaguchi-Sakai, at the lower left corner, and again Kawaguchi (in katakana) at the lower right corner; red limited edition stamp hand-numbered in sumi ink on verso, San-hyaku-goju mai kagiri zeppan, ni-hyaku ichi go (350 limited edition, number 201).

Dai oban tate-e 46 by 30 cm

Published:
The Female Image, 2000, p. 130, pl.174.2


Monday, 29 December 2008

TITLE: Beauty Arranging Hair in front of Mirror

ARTIST: Torii Kotondo

WORK DATE: 1930

CATEGORY: Prints

MATERIALS: Original Japanese Woodblock Hand Print - hanga

MARKINGS: Artist signature: Kotondo and the artist seal to the lower right of the image with the date of the print: Showa Gonen Natsu (Summer in the 5th year of Showa period -1930) to its top right.

SIZE: h: 30 x w: 46 cm / h: 11.8 x w: 18.1 in

REGION: Japanese

STYLE: Meiji Period (1868-1945)

PRICE*: £5,800 (

DESCRIPTION: Depicted is a beauty arranging her hair in the front of a mirror. The season, possibly summer, judging from the attire and the semi-nude beauty, or simply a scene of a beauty after a bath - a subject often taken up by Japanese print artists. She wears Kimono with designs of Ume (Japanese Plum Blossom) - a symbol of good luck especially for the female. The background in shimmering silver mica.
A mint condition and one masterpiece from amongst many by Kotondo - one of his best known designs in the bijin-ga style. As he only did 32 designs of beauties, they are well recognised and collectible.
Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976
Make-up
(Kesho)

dated and signed Showa gonen natsu (Showa 5 [1930], summer) Kotondo ga, followed by artist's rectangular seal Shi; green oval publisher seal, Kawaguchi on lower left margin, with red stamped limited edition seal hand numbered in sumi ink on verso, San hyakugoju mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-yonju-ichi go (350 limited edition, number 141), 1930
dai oban tate-e 18 1/4 by 11 7/8 in., 46.2 by 30.2 cm
References:
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. 3, pl. 113
Newland, Amy & Uhlenbeck, Chris, eds., Ukiyo-e to Shin-hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints, 1990, p. 219
Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 25, no. 16
Gallery Beniya, Torii Kotondo, 1995, p. 25, no. 16
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 130, pl. 174-1 (lighter palette)
Thursday, 2 April 2009

Artist Kotondo
Title Make-up ? Woman seated before a mirror
Date 1930
Publisher Kawaguchi
Engraver Ito
Printer Komatsu
Edition 197/350
Format 11 5/8" X 18 1/8"
Comment Mica background
Tuesday, 25 October 2005

No.149

Artist: TORII, Kotondo

Description:  Make-up,
ed. 350, numbered,
published by Kawaguchi in 1930

Signed: Kotondo

Dimension: 45.5 × 29.7 cm

Reference: Abe & Hotei Publishing
'The female image'#174-2
Tuesday, 25 October 2005


Torii Kotondo
Make-up
Showa5 (1930)
45.7 x 29.7 cm
published by Kawaguchi
edition of 350
\450,000 sold
Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Torii Kotondo - Make-up 152/350

Print No : 232
Artist : Torii Kotondo
Size : 40.8 x 26.3cm (Image Size)
Date : 1930
Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Make-Up
(Kesho)

Dated Showa gonen natsu (Showa 5 [1930], summer) and signed Kotondo ga followed by artist's red rectangular seal, Shi. Blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi. With green oval publisher seal, Kawaguchi, (in katakana) at lower left; red stamped limited edition seal hand numbered in sumi ink on verso, San-hyaku-goju mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-nijuni go (350 limited edition, number 122).

Dai oban tate-e 46 by 30 cm

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

シートサイズ約46cm 29,5cm
鑑賞には問題はないと思います。
画像参照

Later on Mita Arts website:

Torii Kotondo - Make-up

Print No : 198
Artist : Torii Kotondo
Size : 40.5 x 25.8cm (Image Size)
Date : 1930

No edition number!
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