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Notes (1st edition)Artist: KOTONDO TORII (1900-1976) Title: COMBING THE HAIR Dated: 1929, October Editions: 200 (Sakai & Kawaguchi edition, paper seal on verso, export edition); 300 (Kawaguchi edition, embossed on verso) Publisher: Sakai and Kawaguchi (blind-stamp) & ltd. Ed. Stamp verso; Seals: Artist Red Size: 13 5/8" x 20 1/2" Illustrated: Pinckard cat #3 pl.119 Re-issued in the series "Twelve Aspects of Women" circa August 23, 1988.
Publisher (this edition): Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakaguchi Chujiro Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai
Date of this item: 10/1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929/30s 1930s 1930s 1930s 1930s 1930s 1930s 1930s 1930s 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 Torii Kotondo
Title "Kamisuki" (Combing Her Hair)
Medium Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Bijin-e (Beauties)
Edition 187/300
Date 1929
Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image #170
Size 18 -1/2 x 11 -3/4 "
Condition Very fine. Deep, blind-stamped embossing outlining the figure.

Notes: Title embossed in bottom margin. Copyright seal in lower left margin.
Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976
Combing Hair
(Kamisuki)

dated and signed, Showa yonen jugatsu (Showa 4 [1929], 10th month), Kotondo saku with artist's seal Kotondo, the title Kamisuki embossed on the bottom margin, the publisher's seal Sakai-Kawaguchi on the lower left margin, and again Kawaguchi (in katakana) at lower right, with embossed limited edition seal hand-numbered on verso, San-hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-sanjuni go (300 limited edition, number 132), ca. 1929
dai oban tate-e 18 1/4 by 11 7/8 in., 46.2 by 30.1 cm
References:
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 109
Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, no. 264
Gallery Beniya, Torii Kotondo, 1995, no.27
Brown, Kendall H. & Goodall-Cristante, Hollis, Shin-Hanga, New Prints in Modern Japan, 1996, p. 63, fig. 78
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, no. 170
Reigle Newland, Amy, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2004, no. 105
Torii Kotondo - Combing Her Hair 122/200

Print No : 282
Artist : Torii Kotondo
Size :40.9 x 26.2cm (Image Size)
Date : 1929

A touch or matte burn at the top and top right/left (see enhanced image). Export edition.

Edition 122/200.
Hand-written "31" within the embossed seal of the Kawaguchi 300 print edition. Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)
Kamisuki (Combing hair), 1929.10
Woodcut of a nude woman running a comb through her hair, light-blue and grey gradated ground, signed Kotondo saku and sealed Kotondo, published by Kawaguchi, numbered on the reverse 115/300, embossed title in bottom margin--very good impression, good color, slight toning at very edges of margins, minor stains lower margin, hinging tape residue on margins
18? x 11 7/8in. (46.3 x 30.3cm.)
Limited: 107/200
Publisher: Sakai and Kawaguchi (blind-stamp) & ltd. Ed. Stamp verso
Seals: Artist Red
Size: 13 5/8" x 20 1/2"
Illustrated: Pinckard cat #3 pl.119
Item #: tsb_akk12
Misc: This print border is not at all darkened as it appears in photo. It is wonderful!
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Thursday, 2 April 2009

Torii Kotondo - Combing Her Hair 39/300

Print No : 202
Artist : Torii Kotondo
Size :41.0 x 26.3cm (Image Size)
Date : 1929
Impression : Very Good
Condition : Good
Detail : slight soiling/

This original Japanese woodblock print was added to our catalog on Tuesday 31 March, 2009.
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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Catalog ID: 7963
Artist: Torii Kotondo
Title: "Kamisuki" (Combing Her Hair)
Print Type: Original, Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title: Bijin-e (Beauties)
Edition No: 136/200
Date: 1929
Publisher: Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No: Female Image #170
Size: 18-1/2 x 11-3/4 "
Price: Reserved
Condition: Very fine. Deep, blind-stamped embossing outlining the figure.
Notes: Title embossed in bottom margin. Copyright seal in lower left margin.

PROVENANCE: An American family collection, by descent from their Grandfather who purchased the print directly from the Sakai/Kawaguchi publishing firm, about 1930. The collection has been in America since 1935; carefully preserved; never matted or framed.
Artist Kotondo
Title Combing her hair
Signed Kotondo saku
Date 1929
Publisher Kawaguchi and Sakai
Edition 13/200
Format 11 3/4" X 18 1/2"
Impression Fine; the outlines of the body are embossed
Condition Excellent color
Illustrated Female Image #170
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title "Kamisuki" (Combing Her Hair)
Medium Original, Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Bijin-e (Beauties)
Edition 136/200
Date 1929
Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image #170
Size 18 -1/2 x 11 -3/4 "
Condition Very fine. Deep, blind-stamped embossing outlining the figure.

Notes: Title embossed in bottom margin. Copyright seal in lower left margin.

PROVENANCE: An American family collection, by descent from their Grandfather who purchased the print directly from the Sakai/Kawaguchi publishing firm, about 1930. The collection has been in America since 1935; carefully preserved; never matted or framed.
Artist: Kotondo (1900-1976)
Title: Woman Combing Her Hair
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1929

Size: 15.5" x 10.5"
Signature: Kotondo saku
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, embossing
Publisher: Sakai and Kawaguchi
Seals: Kotondo
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title Combing Her Hair
Medium Original, Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Beauties
Edition #47/300
Date 1929
Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image, #170; New Wave, fig. 164
Size 18 -1/4 x 11 -3/4 " (sheet)
Condition Superb impression and color. Light, mottled toning from being in its original folder.

Notes: Dated and signed upper left:'Showa 4 (1929), October, work of Kotondo', followed by square artist's seal reading "Kotondo".

Embossed title in lower margin reads "Kamisuki" ('Combing Hair').

Embossed seal of joint publishers Sakai and Kawaguchi in lower left margin.

Blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi.

Edition stamp on the reverse reads 'No. 47 of a limited edition of 300'.

A SCARCE, EARLY EXAMPLE WITH FRESH COLORS.
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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Artist Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

Title Combing her hair 129/300
Date Of Work 1929

Publisher Sakai and Kawaguchi

Dimensions 17 x 11.25

Condition Fine impression, color and condition.

Notes
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title Kamisuki (Combing Her Hair)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Bijin-e
Edition
Date (1929) c.1931
Publisher Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image, # 170
Size 16 x 10 "
Condition Fine, with strong blind-stamped contour lines of the woman's body.

Notes: Dated and signed in the upper left, "Showa yonnen jugatsu Kotondo saku" ('Showa 4 (1929), October, work of Kotondo'), followed by the square artist's seal reading "Kotondo".

Embossed in the lower margin, "Kamisuki" (Combing Hair)

Seal of Kawaguchi in lower right margin, and seals of Ito (block carver) and Komatsu Wasakichi (printer) in the lower left margin.

When the partnership between Sakai and Kawaguchi ended c. 1931, Kawaguchi retained the blocks. This print is the second state, solely by Kawaguchi.
Saturday, 6 August 2005

Artist: Kotondo


Title Combing her hair
Date Of Work 1929

Publisher Kawaguchi

Dimensions 17.5 x 11.875

Condition Fine impression color and condition

Notes Edition of 300 - 215/300

Price
Thursday, 28 December 2006

Artist: Kotondo Torii (1900-1976)
Publisher: Sakai & Kawaguchi
Series: 23/300 edition
Date: 1929
Size: 18 " x 11 1/4"
Price: Status - Available
Classification: Beauty
Condition: Very good condition (never been framed)

Later:

TITLE: Combing Her Hair 23/300
DATE: 1930
SIZE: 18 x 11.75
MEDIUM: Woodblock Print
PUBLISHER: Kawaguchi
CONDITION: Fine impression, color and condition

This is from the edition of 300, No. 23, that Kawaguchi printed by himself in 1930 after the breakup of his relationship with Sakai.

Beautiful impression with very fine and subtle pink shading and outline in her body.
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Sunday, 4 February 2007

Shin Hanga: Combing the Hair

Artist: Torii Kotondo
Format: Dai oban tate-e: 18" x 12" approx.

Subject: Torii Kotondo was born in Saito Akira in Tokyo, at the age of 15, he became the adopted son of Torii Kiyotada. Kiyotada was the seventh generation head of the well known Torii family of print designers, and Kotondo assisted him with the production of Kabuki posters, billboards. He studied the techniques of Yamato- e painting and contributed woodcuts and illustrations for Entertainment Illustrated Magazine (Engei Gako). In 1917, Kotondo entered the studio of Kaburagi Kiyokata where he met Shinsui and Hasui. During the next few years he developed his own distinctive style of bijin-ga.

Publisher: Kawaguchi limited edition 24/300

Date: 1929

Condition: Full size. Paper with light toning. A scratch and small damage towards base. Minor creases, marks and flaws. Moderate state.

Colour: Some fading

Impression: Fine with deep gauffrage; limited edition stamp on verso
Artist Kotondo


Title Combing the hair 141/300
Date Of Work 1929

Publisher Sakai and Kawaguchi

Dimensions 18.125 x 11.75

Condition Fine impression, color and condition.
Artist: Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977
Title: Combing in the Bath
Edition: 194/300
Date: 1929
Medium: woodblock
Illustrated: Female Image, pl. 170
Condition: No condition problems to note
Comments: Second state; published by Kawaguchi
Saturday, 7 October 2006

#372 髪梳き
  This print was by Kawaguchi publisher with Maeda carver and Komatsu
printer on its verso edition number 54/300.
Frankly speaking its condition was not good enough to pay yen 100,000
for its creases and mat burn. Please refer to the enclosed images and judge
by yourself.
20/12/2004

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 1/4" x 16 1/4" (+ 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.

Combing Her Hair by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print. Fine condition. Later imrpession. 19.0 x 13.0 inches. Ito carver's seal and Uchikawa printer's seal in left margin. Wonderful color and excellent ink bleedthrough. Watermark in lower left margin. Nice use of blind printing to replace key block lines. Never been framed. One of Kotondo's most spectacular bijin scenes.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

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画寸41×26cm、紙寸48.5×32.8cm、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】
Combing Her Hair by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print. Fine condition. Later imrpession. 19.0 x 13.0 inches. Ito carver's seal and Watanabe printer's seal in left margin. Wonderful color and excellent ink bleedthrough. Watermark in lower left margin. Nice use of blind printing to replace key block lines. Never been framed. One of Kotondo's most spectacular bijin scenes. Compare to print #170 on page 128 of the book "The Female Image 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties".

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