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Notes (1st edition)Artist Torii Kotondo Title Make Up Medium Original, Limited Edition Woodblock Print Series Title Bijin-e (Beauties) Date 1929 Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi Edition of 200. The highest edition number I have confirmed to date is #132. It is statistically unusual to have not seen even a single edition between 150 and 200, despite numerous examples of editions up to 132, so I suspect the full edition was not sold. I have not seen a single example of a print from the domestic edition, so I suspect a domestic edition was not published. Reference No Female Image, # 167 & Cover Size 18 x 11-1/4 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 Sakai and Kawaguchi Sakai and Kawaguchi Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai
Date of this item: 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 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 name: Torii Kotondo (1900-1979)
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Title: Kesho ?? Make-up

Signed: Kotondo ga
Size: 46,5 x 30,4
Publisher: Sakai/Kawaguchi
Date: 1929
Reference: Female Image cat. 167
Description: Bust portrait of a woman on a dark blue background. The red seal reads: Kotondo. The edition number is indicated in pencil in the lower left margin: 79/200 . The publisher`s seals are blindprinted in the lower left margin. On the reverse of the print the edition stamp: no. 79.

From: http://www.nihon-no-hanga.nl/collectiondetail/386/Torii_Kotondo_(1900-1979)/
TITLE: Make-up
DATE: 1929
SIZE: 16 x 11
MEDIUM: Woodblock Print
PUBLISHER: Sakai and Kawaguchi
CONDITION: Fine impression, color and condition.

A rare trial proof example of this design which is the cover print on "The Female Image".

The print is in pristine condition and the entire feeling of the print is softer using this lovely yellow gray background, rather than the dark blue.
Artist Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) View Artist Bio
Series
Title Make-up 90/200
Date Of Work 1929
Publisher Sakai and Kawaguchi
Dimensions 18.5 x 11.875
Condition Fine impression, color and condition.
Artist: Kotondo (1900 - 1976)
Title: Makeup
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1929

Size: 18.5" x 11.75"
Signature: Torii Kotondo
Condition: Color slightly faded, very good impression, good state
Thank you John.

Edition 132/200.
Catalog ID 7964

Condition Very fine.
Edition 119/200
Notes: AN IMPORTANT KOTONDO PRINT. CHOSEN AS THE COVER ILLUSTRATION FOR "THE FEMALE IMAGE".

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.
Kotondo (1900-1976)
Applying Make-up
Medium: Woodblock Print Date: June 1929 Edition: 85/200 (Foreign Export Limited Edition) Size: 18" x 11.75" Signature: Kotondo ga Condition: Very good color, impression and state
Saturday, 5 May 2007

Artist Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

Title Kesho (Make up)


Date Showa 4 (1929)


Publisher Sakai-Kawaguchi


Size Dai-oban tate-e (46.3 x 30.1cm)


Condition Fine impression and condition


Comments
From a limited edition of 200


Price SOLD
Sunday, 27 July 2008


Shin Hanga: Bijin Bust

Artist: Torii Kotondo
Format: Dai oban tate-e: 19" x 11.75"

Subject: An early original impression of Kotondo's famous design - Girl Applying Powder. One of the pinnacles of Shin Hanga bijin ga design.

Publisher: Sakai and Kawaguchi

Date: 1929

Condition: Full size with large margins. A few small creases at the edges of the margins. Mottled toning of paper, mainly to verso. Minor marks and flaws. Generally good state.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Exceptionally fine with burnishing and gauffrage, but lacking the publishers and edition seals. Possibly a proof impression.

Other Notes: Please note that the print has full margins not visible in scanned image.
Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Make-Up
(Kesho)

Dated and signed Showa yonen roku gatsu (Showa 4 [1929], 6th month) Kotondo ga, with artist's circular seal Kotondo. The title, Kesho, embossed on the lower margin, and the publisher's seals Sakai Kawaguchi go ban (joint venture) embossed at lower left corner. The blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi. With limited edition paper seal hand-numbered on verso, Gaikoku iki ni-hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-nijuku go, Torii Kotondo (for foreign export, limited edition of 200 printed, number 129, by Torii Kotondo), with artist's red circular seal Kotondo.

Dai oban tate-e 46 by 29 cm

price: Sold
Artist Torii Kotondo
Title "Kesho" (Make-up)
Medium Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Beauties
Edition #122/200
Date 1929
Publisher Sakai/Kawaguchi
Reference No Female Image, #167; and front dust jacket
Size 18 x 11 -1/4 " (sheet)
Condition Very fine, with superb colors. The full sheet is slightly larger than the scan; uncut, with deckled top edge.

Notes: Embossed title in the lower margin reads "Kesho".

Dated and signed upper left: "Showa 4" (1929), followed by the circular artist's seal reading: "Kotondo".

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

Limitation sticker on the reverse reads: No.122 of 200.


THE FIRST AND MOST FAMOUS KOTONDO PRINT FROM HIS SERIES OF BEAUTIES.
ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR ON THE DUST JACKET OF 'THE FEMALE IMAGE'.

PROVENANCE: An American family collection, by descent from their Grandfather who purchased the print directly from the Kawaguchi publishing firm, about 1930. The collection has been in America since 1935; carefully preserved; never matted or framed.

On another site:

TITLE: Make-up 122/200
DATE: 1929
SIZE: 18 x 11.375
MEDIUM: Woodblock Print
PUBLISHER: Sakai and Kawaguchi
CONDITION: Fine impression, color and condition.
Thursday, 28 December 2006

Artist: Kotondo Torii (1900-1976)
Publisher:
Series:
Date: 1929
Size:
Price: SOLD
Classification: Beauty
Condition:
Sunday, 13 June 2010

Applying Powder


Artist Torii Kotondo
Series: Female Image #167
SeriesNumber: 46/250 (200?)
Year: 1929
Size: 18 1/4" x 11 3/4"
Impression: Excellent
Color: Very Good
Condition: Very Good + - light soiling in margins
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" (+ 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.

Kesho (Make-up) 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. Never been framed. One of Kotondo's most spectacular bijin scenes. Compare to cover print and print #167 on page 125 of the book "The Female Image 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties".

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Shin Hanga: Twelve Aspects of Women - Kesho
Lot AU1
Artist: Torii Kotondo

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

Subject: Kesho from the series, Twelve Aspects of Women.

A beauty, her right breast exposed, applying fragrant powder to her shoulder.

With red moneybag seal and numbered seventeen from the limited memorial edition.

Publisher: I-shu Kanko Kai

Date: Originally in 1929, this edition 1980s.

Condition: Full size. Generally fine state. In original folder as issued

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine with gauffrage
Tuesday, 19 December 2006

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Saturday, 25 March 2006

Applying Powder


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

Subject: A young woman with her right breast and shoulder exposed as she rubs on a cosmetic.

Date: First edition 1929: this later

Condition: Full size. Very fine state

Colour: Very fine

Impression: Fine impression with extensive gauffrage
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