Toraji - Female nude with bobbed hair
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Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)
Female nude with bobbed hair sitting on a carpet and reading a picture book.
Without title - otherwise: Dokusho (Reading)
Series: Rajo jûsshu (Ten types of female nudes)
Publisher: Ryoku-usô Gashitsu
Size: 37,5 x 30,3 cm (woodblock size)
Very good impression and good colours. Grey background printed with mica (partly rubbed off). Red colour a little bit faded, light-toned right edge. Full margins. Paper a little bit brownish due to its age and with a few weak spots. On right margin two printer's spots. Left margin with tear and vertical fold. A few creases. On the back side three small remains of a former mounting. All in all good condition. Watermark „Ishikawa Toraji“ at lower right. One of the elegant and much looked after female nudes by Toraji made in Art Deco style. Proof impression.
Fig. in The Female Image, p 168, No 235; Kat. Koichi Museum of Art, Ishikawa Toraji ten, p 182, No 234-6.