Kotondo: Obi (Sash) (Sold)

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Artist: Torii Kotondo
Title: Obi (Sash)
Date: 1929

Numbered 167 from a limited edition of 350; stamped seal verso with hand-numbering in sumi ink. A beauty thoughtfully looks down as she ties her colorful red obi (sash), the lining of her sleeve peeking out in pink. With a silver mica ground atop a cream background. There are several color variants of this design.

Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Minor losses to mica layer.
Dimensions: 46.5 x 29.9 cm
Publisher: Kawaguchi
Literature: “The Female Image”, figure 168-2, page 126. 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. 266-B. “Seven Masters”, plate 137.
Signature: Kotondo ga