Kotondo - Combing hair
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Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)
Nude woman, squatting on the floor, is combing her long hair.
Title: Kamisuki (Combing hair)
Signature: Kotondo saku
Publisher: Sakai und Kawaguchi (relief stamp at left margin)
Date: Shôwa 4 (1929)
Size: Dai-Oban, 41 x 26,4 cm (woodblock size)
Early state. Verso paper label indicating the edition: No. 4 of a limited edition (of 200), made for export only, with a seal of confirmation and with a small stamp „Made in Japan“. Very fine impression and colours, with relief printing. Perfect condition, just a few weak creases at margins. One of the best woodblock prints by Kotondo and one of the nicest nudes of Shin-Hanga movement.
The New wave, p 199, Fig. No. 264. Amy Reigle Newland et al., Printed to Perfection, p 114, Fig. 105. The Female Image, p 128, No. 170.