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Notes (1st edition)Artist Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977 Title A Nap Dated February 1933 (confirmed). Limited edition of only 100 prints, after which the blocks were destroyed. I have seen both "A Nap" and "Hair Combing" marked as scene number 7. One of them must be scene 8 in reality. Ikeda published a total of 12 scenes. Medium woodblock Dimensions 16 x 10 inches Illustrated Beauties, pl. 177-2
Publisher (this edition): Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda
Date of this item: 1933 February 1933 February
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
KOTONDO TORII
A little nap,

numbered print on the backside 53 out of 100

Signature Kotondo ga
Category Shin-Hanga
Size 29 cm x 46,5 cm
Impression excellent/mint
Color fine / very good
Condition excellent/mint, minimal oxidation of the silver mica on the upper left corner
Literature The female image , Abe Publ. LTD and Hotei Publ. , 2313 Leiden , The Netherlands 2000 , 4-87242-141-8 , no. 177-2

Note: another copy of this print in the database is also reported to be edition 53, so it would seem the reading of the edition seal on one of the prints was read incorrectly.

Later, from Ronin Gallery (2nd image):

Kotondo (1900-1976)
A Nap
Medium: Woodblock Print Date: 1933 Edition: 100 Size: 18.25" x 11.5" Signature: Kotondo ga Condition: Very good color, impression and state, very light discoration on upper left edge, silver mica ground
Written in the verso cartouche are "Edition 92 of 100" and "Scene number 7".

Thanks to Nick for this entry.
Wednesday, 30 March 2005

Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)
Utatane, "A nap". See The female image nos.177-1 and 177-2, p.132. This impression has a silver mica ground. Published by Ikeda Showa 5 (1930). Limited edition seal au verso, no.53 from 100.

Perfect impression and colour. Minor toning in margin, otherwise perfect condition. Signed Kotondo ga with seal.

Note: another copy of this print in the database is also reported to be edition 53, so it would seem the reading of the edition seal on one of the prints was read incorrectly.
Condition Soiling on front margins and on reverse; toning on reverse margin; adhesive residue on reverse top margin; wrinkling in paper noticeable on the silver mica background
Comments Published by Ikeda; limited edition stamp with hand applied numeration 6/100 on reverse
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