Artwork Details for Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) "Applying Powder (variant design)"


Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - Applying Powder (variant design) - 化粧

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Applying Powder (variant design) - 化粧
by Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - 鳥居言人

Artist:Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - 鳥居言人
Title:Applying Powder (variant design) - 化粧
Date:1929 (this artwork: Later edition circa 1980s)
Publisher:Sakai Kawaguchi - 酒井川口
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 24.5 x 37.6cm (image size)
Artwork Code:13774-Torii_Kotondo
Notes:TITLE: Applying Powder (Make-up)
DATE: 1929
SIZE: 16 x 11 (paper size).
MEDIUM: Woodblock Print
PUBLISHER: Sakai and Kawaguchi

I originally thought this was a rare trial proof example of this design which is the cover print on "The Female Image". However on closer inspection it would appear it was printed from a separate set of woodblocks (i.e. separate carving), although I need to confirm this by comparing the print to a strike from the edition published by Sakia & Kawaguchi. This design is slightly shorter in the vertical direction (see the comparison image). I assume this version was the first to be carved and printed, with the publisher deciding to go forward with a slightly larger format print.

The print is in pristine condition and the entire feeling of the print is softer using this lovely yellow gray background, rather than the dark blue.

This artwork is from my personal collection and is not for sale.

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