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Notes (1st edition)Artist Torii Kotondo Title Ami (Rain) Medium Original, Limited-Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Date 1929 Publisher Kawaguchi/Sakai Reference No Female Image, # 173 Size 16 x 10 " Editions: 200 (S&K first edport edition), 300 (S&K first domestic edition). Notes: Embossed title in the lower margin reads, "Ami" ('Rain'). Dated and signed center right, "Showa yonnen jugatsu Kotondo ga" ('Showa 4 (1929), October, picture by Kotondo'), followed by rectangular artist's seal reading "Torii". Embossed joint publisher's seal in the lower left margin of Sakai and Kawaguchi. Blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi. 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 Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Unknown
Date of this item: 1929 1930s 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.:
Saturday, 2 April 2005

No.123

Artist:
TORII, Kotondo

Description: @
Rain,
ed. 300, numbered,
published by Sakai Kawaguchi in 1929

Signed:
Kotondo

Dimension:
45.5 ~ 30.0 cm

Price:
\480,000

Reference:
Abe & Hotei Publishing
'The female image'#173

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It looks like someone tried to clean this with a liquid, causing the inks to run.

Edition 128/200.

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Artist: Torii Kotondo
Title: Ami (Rain)
Medium: Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title: Bijin-e (Beauties)
Edition: #104/200 - First Edition (Paper Label)
Date: 1930
Publisher: Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No: Female Image, #173; The New Wave, #265
Size: 18 x 11 -3/4 "
Condition: Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: First Edition, paper label on reverse: "104/200". Embossed title in the lower margin reads "Ame" (Rain). Dated and signed, center right, 'Showa 4 (1929), October, picture by Kotondo, followed by the rectangular artist's seal reading, "Torii". Embossed joint publisher's seal in the lower left margin. Blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi.
Tuesday, 27 December 2005

Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)
Ame (Rain)


SIGNATURE: Kotondo ga
SEAL: Kotondo
PUBLISHER: Sakai/Kawaguchi
CARVER: Ito
DATE: 1929
EDITION: 35/200
FORMAT: large oban; 18-1/8 x 11-3/4 in. inches, 46.0 x 29.8 cm cm
CONDITION very good: small light brown stain in lower margin ; IMPRESSION and COLOR fine
REFERENCE: Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji 173; Lawrence Smith, 1983, no.45; Toledo Museum 1936, no.131
Artist: TORII KOTONDO
Title: "Ame" (Rain)
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Edition #: 200
Date: 1929
Publisher: Sakai Kawaguchi
Size: 16 x 10 1/4" (image); 18 x 11 3/4" (paper)
Condition: Very fine impression, color and atate.
Notes: Title blind stamped in the middle of the bottom margin. Paper limitation slip on the reverse, sealed with artist's red chop. Blocks carved by Ito. Printed by Komatsu . Reference: "The New Wave", pl. 265. "The Female Image", Pl. 173. A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPORTANT KOTONDO WORK
Artist: TORII, KOTONDO
Title: Ame "Rain"
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Edition #: 49/300
Date: 1929
Publisher: Sakai/Kawaguchi
Size: 16 x 10 1/4 " (image), 18 x 11 3/4" (paper)
Condition: Fine impression and color; very good state. Minor creasing, mainly marginal.
Notes: Title blind-stamped in the middle of the bottom margin. Blind-stamped limitation seal on the reverse, numbered in "kanji" in black ink "49/300". Blocks carved by Ito. Printed by Komatsu. Reference: "The New Wave", pl.265. "The Female Image", pl. 173. Provenance: The Tobin Collection (collector's seal in left margin)
Thursday, 4 May 2006

Artist:
Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977
Title:
Ame (Rain)
Edition: 107/200
Date: 1929
Medium: woodblock
Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Illustrated: Female Image, pl. 173
Condition: Faint soiling at bottom corners
Note: published by Sakai/Kawaguchi, first edition with #107 of an edition of 200 limitation seal on verso. Printed from 14 blocks cut by C. Ito. Signature ?Kotondo Ga? And seal at right center in the image along with the date of Showa 4 years 10 months. (Showa Yo Nen Ju Gatsu). Title blind stamped in the lower center margin. Embossed publishers seal on lower left margin. Paper limitation label on the reverse with the print number, tied to the print with a red stamp.
Kotondo, Torii- Ame- Rain- Full12.jpg:

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Title
Ame: Rain

Artist
Torii Kotondo
1900-1976

Date
1929

Dimensions
10" x 16"

Medium
Woodblock

Condition
Excellent

Edition Size
127/200
Artist: Torii Kotondo
Subject: Rain
Date: 1930
Size: 11.75 x 18 inches
Published by Sakai and Kawaguchi with 1st edition seal, numbered 104/200, embossed title in bottom margin
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Kotondo, Torii- Ame- Rain- Full13.jpg:

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Artist: Kotondo Torii 1900-1976
Signature: Showa yonnen jugatsu Kotondo ga
Publisher: Kawaguchi and Sakai - (embossed in lower left margin)
Seal: Torii
Date: Showa 4 = 1929
Size: 30,3 x 46,8 cm
Format: dai-oban
Title: "Ame"
Rain
no. 6 of limited editon of 200
Impression: excellent/mint
Colors: excellent/mint
Condition: fine

Ross- confirmed embossed seal on verso with hand written edition number in black.

Artist:
Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977
Title:
Ame (Rain)
Edition:
16/300
Date:
1929
Medium:
woodblock
Dimensions:
16 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Illustrated:
The Female Image; pl. 173
Condition:
Light soiling at front and on reverse; faint running of colors at front bottom and on reverse; light wrinkling at top margins
Comments:
Printed by Kawaguchi; limited edition blind stamp with handwritten numeration
Kotondo Torii- Ame- Rain- Full16.jpg:

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Artist
Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) View Artist Bio

Series


Title
Rain (Ame)
Date Of Work
1929

Publisher
Sakai and Kawaguchi

Dimensions
18.125 x 11.75

Condition
Fine impression, color and condition.

Notes

Price

Inventory Number
11081981
Kotondo Torii- Ame- Rain- Full17.jpg:

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

KOTONDO, Torii (1900 - 1976) RAIN ('Ame')

Signature and date printed on image. - Title, 'Ame', blind-printed in lower margin.

Signed: Kotondo ga with red seal: Kotondo
Publishers: Sakai / kawaguchi gohan
('Joint publication of Sakai and Kawaguchi') - Seals blind-printed in lower left margin *
Carver: Ito
Printer: Komatsu Wasakichi
Dated: Showa 4, 10th month (10/1929)
Size: dai oban tate-e (c. 46 x 30 cms / 18 1/8" x 11 7/8)

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Condition:
Excellent impression, colors and condition.

FIRST EDITION. An edition label on the back identifies this impression
as no. 56 of a limited edition of 200 and is signed Torii Kotondo (all
hand-written in ink). The label is stamped Kotondo.

This first edition of the work was issued under the joint publication
of Sakai and Kawaguchi. The second edition was published by Kawaguchi alone.

ref. no.: # 61 1943
Kotondo, Torii- Ame- Rain- Full10.jpg:

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

41.0 x 26.2cm

slight soiling

Kotondo, Torii- Ame- Rain- Full11.jpg:

Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Rain
(Ame)

Dated and signed at right, Showa yonen jugatsu, (Showa 4 [1929], 10th month), Kotondo ga, followed by artist's rectangular seal Kotondo. The title, Ame, embossed on bottom margin. The publisher's seals embossed at lower left corner, Sakai Kawaguchi go ban (joint venture). The blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi. With embossed limited edition seal hand-numbered on verso, San-hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai sanjuichi, go (300 limited edition, number 31).

Dai oban tate-e 46.5 by 30 cm

Published:
The Female Image, 2000, p. 129, pl. 173

Kotondo Torii- Ame- Rain- Full20.jpg:

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Torii Kotondo
Torii Kotondo - Rain

Print No : 249
Artist : Torii Kotondo
Size :40.9 x 26.3cm (Image Size)
Date : 1929
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title Ami (Rain)
Medium Original, Limited-Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Bijin-e
Edition 70/300
Date 1929
Publisher Kawaguchi/Sakai
Reference No Female Image, # 173
Size 16 x 10 "
Condition


Edition stamp on the reverse - #70/300.

Later from the Art of Japan:

TITLE: Ame (Rain) 70/300 (Domestic Edition)
DATE: 1929
SIZE: 18.25 x 11.75
MEDIUM: Woodblock Print
PUBLISHER: Sakai and Kawaguchi
CONDITION: Fine impression, color and condition.
Kotondo, Torii- Ame- Rain- Full14.jpg:

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Catalog ID: 7240
Artist: Torii Kotondo
Title: Ame (Rain)
Print Type: Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Edition No: First - #129/200
Date: 1929
Publisher: Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No: Female Image, #173
Size: 18-1/4 x 11-3/4 "
Condition: Very fine. Very fresh colors.
Notes: First edition with the publisher's paper limitation label on the reverse; circular seal of artist. KOTONDO'S MOST POPULAR DESIGN
Catalog ID 9102
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title Ami (Rain)
Medium Original, Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Bijin-e (Beauties)
Edition #47/200
Date 1929
Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image, #173; The New Wave, #265
Size 18 x 11 -3/4 "
Condition Very fine, with fresh colors. Note the pink color on her cheeks and fingers.


Notes: Embossed title in the lower margin reads "Ame" (Rain).

Dated and signed, center right, 'Showa 4 (1929), October, picture by Kotondo, followed by the rectangular artist's seal reading, "Torii".

Embossed joint publisher's seal in the lower left margin.

Blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi.

SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
Wednesday, 23 August 2006


Shin Hanga: 'Rain'
Lot AU87

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Artist: Torii Kotondo
Format: Dai oban tate-e: 18" x 11.75" approx


Torii Kotondo's best known masterwork entitled Ame (Rain), signed Kotondo ga with artist's seal Kotondo, dated Showa 4.10 (October 1929), title embossed in lower margin, embossed seal of publisher Kawaguchi to lower right margin and engravers at left, edition notation on sealed label 'Gaikoku yuki nihyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-go-ju-ni go' (No. 152 of limited edition of 200 for export abroad) to verso.

Publisher: Kawaguchi

Date: 4th October 1929

Condition: Full size. A tiny paper fracture in lower left margin (.5 cm) repaired. Generally very fine state.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine
Kotondo Torii- Ame- Rain- Full19.jpg:

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Shin Hanga: Rain
Lot AU58
Artist: Torii Kotondo

Format: Large oban tate-e: 19" x 13" approx

Subject: Ame - Rain. From the series, Twelve Aspects of Women.

A beauty is hiding from the rain under a large umbrella.

Publisher: Orig - Sakai-Kawaguchi, this of later 20th C

Date: c.1970

Condition: Full size. Minor marks and flaws. Generally fine state.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine

Other Notes: Numbered seventeen from the limited memorial edition and complete with original folder.

Estimated Value: ’300 - ’400
Ame (rain) by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print. 19.1 x 13.1 inches. Fine color, condition and impression. Good ink bleedthrough. Nice baren rubbings on verso. Later impression with Ito carver's seal and Uchigawa printer's seal in left margin. Publisher's watermark in lower left corner.
20/12/2004

Signed- Kotondo, with artistfs seal
Publisher, printer and carver seals- Red gmoneybagh 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 1/8" (+ 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

Monday, 28 March 2005

A few years after the death of Torii Kotondo in 1976, Ishukankokai, a Tokyo publisher, republished his famous bijin prints from the late 1920s and early 1930s. Those prints are among the most expensive pre-WWII prints, and it is obvious that this 1980s project was meant to offer these designs at more reasonable prices.

Fortunately, Ishukankokai did not cut any corners. This standards with which this set was published were incredibly high: the quality of the paper, the carving and the printing are all unsurpassed. In my pictures I have tried to give an impression of the quality of this publication, but 'the real thing' has to be seen to be believed.

2006”N2ŒŽ17“ϊ

Shin Hanga: Bijin Bust: Rain

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

Subject: A beautiful young bijin of the upper class, sheltering from a rain shower, under an open umbrella. One of Kotondo's best loved images. Dated, signed and sealed by the artist centre right edge.


Date: 1st 1929: this edition later

Condition: Full size. Minor wrinkling of paper at base. Generally fine state of preservation.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine with gauffrage. This impression lacks the publisher's seals bottom left and the export limitation seal on verso.
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