Kotondo: Combing the Hair (Kamisuki). (Sold)
Artist: Torii Kotondo
Title: Combing the Hair (Kamisuki).
Number 47 from a limited edition of 300; embossed seal verso. The gentle contours of this naked beauty are outlined in softest pink, contrasting with the baren-produced texture of the background. She is ethereal yet grounded. The title is embossed at the bottom.
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition.
Literature: “The Female Image”, figure 170, page 128. Reigle, Amy, gen. ed., “The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection”, 1993, no. 264. Brown, Kendall; “Shin-Hanga, New Prints in Modern Japan”, 1996, p. 63, fig. 78. Reigle Newland, Amy, ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2004, no. 105.
Seal: Carver: Ito; Printer: Komatsu
Signature: Kotondo saku