Toraji: ReadingToraji: Reading
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Toraji: ReadingToraji: Reading
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Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)

Nude with a bob hairstyle; she is reading a picture book sitting on a carpet with vine decorations.

Untitled – else: Dokusho (Reading)

Series: Rajo jûsshu (Ten types of female nudes)

Signature: Ishikawa, hand signed with ink

Seal: Tora

Block cutter: Matsuzaki Keisaburô

Printer: Matsuzaki Keisaburô

Publisher: Ryoku-usô Gashitsu

Date: 1934 (this impression during lifetime, 1943-64)

Size: 37,5 x 30,3 cm

Very good impression on heavy paper with water mark Ishikawa Toraji in bottom right corner of the image. Brilliant colours, the grey background printed with shimmering silver mica. Full margins. Paper slightly age toned, minor staining in margins. Vertical crease and some short tears in right margin. Faint creases in margins. Altogether in very good condition.

Ill. In: The Female Image, p. 168, No. 235. Cf.: Catalogue Koichi Museum of Art, Ishikawa Toraji ten, p. 182, No. 234-6

In addition: Key block print, hand coloured with gouache and water colours. Ink signed Ishikawa with read seal Tora. Very good condition.

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