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Notes (1st edition)Dated May 1932 (confirmed). Limited edition of only 100 prints, after which the blocks were destroyed. Scene number 5 among 12 Ikeda published scenes. Re-issued in the series "Twelve Aspects of Women" circa August 23, 1988.
Publisher (this edition): Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ishukankokai Unknown Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai
Date of this item: 1932 1932 May 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.:
Note that this entry contains a series note with a dating of August 23, 1988.

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Description
Artist: Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977

Title: After the Bath (scene number 5)

Edition: Edition 6 of 100

Date: 1933

Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Image Size: 16 x 10 1/8 inches

Notes: Published by Ikeda
Condition: Minor toning.
TORII KOTONDO
(1900-1976)

After the Bath 1933
woodblock
40.5 x 25.5 cm (image), 47.5 x 29.5 cm (sheet)
signed and stamped with artist's seal within image
embossed with title below image
printer's limited edition cartouche printed verso

edition: First edition, Ikeda Publishers

Provenance:
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.
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 1/8" 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.

Saturday, 25 March 2006

After the Bath

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

Subject: A young woman returning from the bath with her toiletries in a wooden box.

Date: First edition 1932: this later

Condition: Full size. Very fine state

Colour: Very fine

Impression: Fine impression with extensive gauffrage
Monday, 15 January 2007

After the Bath
Yu gaeri

Torii Kotondo, 20th century master-

This very special, numbered, limited edition release by the Ishukankokai publisher- In the early 1980s with a commission from Kotondo's heirs, the venerable publisher Ishukankokai was given a contract to reprint some of Kotondo's lovely print designs. First released were numbered, limited edition prints of his great masterworks. The Ishukankokai publisher painstakingly reproduced prints that are virtually indistinguishable from the Kotondo originals. They sealed the prints with their "moneybag" seal in the left margin and hand numbered the series from 1 to 750. These fantastic, Kotondo designs were again available in this strictly limited quantity for collectors to enjoy. Today, once again, Kotondo works are almost impossible to find in the market- including these Ishukankokai prints. Tonight we are excited to offer this beautiful print of Kotondo's "After the Bath". Our print is numbered 99/750 (see photo below).

After the Bath- A beautiful Kotondo design of a young woman in a light bathrobe, passing through the door curtain of a public bath. One of Kotondo's classic images and one of the most famous wood block prints of the 20th century. The young beauty emerging from the bath behind the traditional curtain is a shin-hanga classic. Lovely color and detail in an excellent print. The pigment on the door curtain printed with a mottled effect and utilizing the circular marks of the baren for texture. Without question, a wonderful print for display. Bid now!

With original presentation folder- Each print is being sold with its original presentation folder.

Signed- Kotondo-saku
Publisher Seal- Ishukankokai, with red moneybag seal, also sealed with carver and printer name. Bearing publisher's watermark in lower left corner.
With limited edition numbering- # 99 of 750
Image size- 10 1/4" x 16 1/8"
Sheet size- 13" x 19"
Condition- This print in pristine condition overall, excellent with no issues to report. Fine color, excellent detail, a top-notch printing job. Full margins, not backed. No holes, tears, damage, repairs, or any issues to report. An excellent choice for the discerning collector.
Yugaeri (Coming out of the bath house) by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print. Later Showa era impression. Fine condition. Koike carver's seal and Watanabe printer's sseal in left margin. Watermark in lower left margin. Strong ink bleedthrough. 19.1 x 13.2 inches. Comes with original presentation folder.

Monday, 28 March 2005

Title: Yugaeri (leaving the bath house)

Reference: The Female Image, plate: 183.1

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.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

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