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Notes (1st edition)Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976 Rouge (Beni) Signed Kotondo ga with artist's green circular seal Torii Kotondo. Undated, published by Ikeda. Date: 1932 January (confirmed). Re-issued in the series "Twelve Aspects of Women" circa August 23, 1988. Dai oban tate-e 48 by 29.5 cm Reference: The Female Image, 2000, pl. 179 Limited edition of only 100 prints, after which the blocks were destroyed. Scene number 2 among 12 Ikeda published scenes.
Publisher (this edition): Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Unknown Ishukankokai
Date of this item: 1932 1932 January 1932 January 1932 January 1932 January 1932 January 1932 January 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
ARTIST Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977
SIZE 16 x 9 7/8 inches

Date: 1930

Illustrated: Female Image, pl. 179

Notes: Published by Ikeda; unnumbered printer's copy
CONDITION Light creasing; mica losses in mirror
MEDIUM woodblock
Rouge 1933
40.5 x 25.5 cm (image), 48.0 x 29.5 cm (sheet)
signed and stamped with artist's seal within image
printer's limited edition cartouche printed verso
edition: First edition, Ikeda Publishers

Mr Edwin A. Dearn, Japan, c1930s
Thence by descent, private collection, Sydney

No edition number on the verso. Among a set of 10 Kotondo/Ikeda prints with no edition numbers.
No edition number
-Impression good
-Condition good
-Pale Gray foxing on woman's neck.
Saturday, 7 October 2006

#373 紅    左下鏡の部分に剥落があります。マージン、襟足から背中にかけて、細かいシミ。

  According to the catalog photo image, I seemingly predicted its
condition was not so bad but after I checked in detail and found that it had
overwhole mat burn and staines at left down corner of mirror part and right
margin and up left margin. On verso it had so-called Kotond seal with Torii
red chop with no numbering (blank).
Personally I don't recommend you to positively purchase this print.
Junko-san also had silimar comments on
Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Rouge (Beni)

Signed Kotondo ga with artist's green circular seal Torii Kotondo. Undated, published by Ikeda ca. 1930.

Dai oban tate-e 48 by 29.5 cm

The Female Image, 2000, pl. 179
Artist Kotondo (1900-1976)
Title Beni (Rouge) 42/100
Date Of Work 1930

Publisher Ikeda

Dimensions 19 x 11.625

Condition Very fine impression, color and condition.

Notes #42/100 with original sticker and seal on verso. Original fine paper wrapper and a copy of the gouged out (destroyed) ket bock. Unique.
Thursday, 14 August 2008

Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

Rouge (30/100)
Date Of Work


18.875 x 11.625

Fine impression, color and condition.

Original owners note on verso next to Ikeda sticker reading Showa 7, 1st month, 22nd day. Jan. 22, 1932.
Beni (Rouge) by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print. Fine condition. Later mid-Showa era imrpession. 19.1 x 12.9 inches. Ito carver's seal and Watanabe printer's seal in left margin. Wonderful color and excellent ink bleedthrough. Watermark in lower left margin. Never been framed. One of Kotondo's most spectacular bijin scenes. Compare to print on page 13 of the book "Torii Kotondo" by the Gallery Beniya. Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Rouge" ("Beni")
Date 1930 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's)
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Ito/Watanabe; watermark
Image Size 10.25 x 16
Impression Fine. Overprinted hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; "baren sujizuri" (circular traces) to background.
Condition Very fine. (Very slight backside toning)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #179. Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #134.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-33). Re-strike published as small/immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # JS-1582

Signed- Kotondo, with artist’s seal
Publisher, printer and carver seals- Red “moneybag” seal of the publisher Ishukankokai, name seal of carver and printer, watermark of publisher (all in margin as shown)
Image size- 10 1/8" x 16" (+ full margins)
Sheet size- 13" x 19" (Large woodblock print size)
Condition- Absolutely perfect condition with no flaws to note. Excellent color, no fading, fine linework. This print has been stored only, never framed.

Title: Beni (rouge)

Reference: The Female Image, plate: 179

Size (paper): 33 x 48 cm. (13" x 19"); the wrinkles in the white borders are there, but much less visible than the unforgiving images of my scanner.

Edition size: given as 100 in all sources about this set.

Publication date: 1980s

Publisher: Ishukankokai.
Saturday, 28 January 2006

Shin Hanga: Bijin Bust 'Rouge'

Artist: Torii Kotondo
Format: Dai oban tate-e: 19" x 11.25" approx

Subject: A fashionable young woman applying make-up with her finger.

Date: 1st edition 1933, this probably later.

Condition: Full size. Minor creases. Generally fine state.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Very fine with gauffrage and silver mica on the mirror,
Tuesday, 26 December 2006

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画寸41×25.8cm、紙寸48.3×33cm、タトウ 54.8x40.4cm です。写真のとおり本紙は彫り・摺り・保存ともにベストで、美品に近い良品です。以上は拡大写真で再確認ください。本画は鳥居言人と名乗っていた昭和4〜10年の作品で、昭和51年の死後まもなく当時の日本芸術院院長の高橋誠一郎氏の推薦により新刻再版されたものです。版元は活竡刊行会です。今回は先代の蔵整理をされてる方の依頼品で【木版保証品です】
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