Combing Her Hair

Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977

Combing Her Hair
  • Artist : Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977
  • Edition : 184/300
  • Date : 1929
  • Medium : woodblock
  • Item# : FWG0068
  • Condition : Small "x" shaped crease above hair; thinning at extreme top left corner; slightly light struck
  • Dimensions : 16 x 10 1/4 inches
  • Illustrated : Female Image, pl. 170
  • Comments : Published by Kawaguchi; C-type Kawaguchi seal in left margin

About The Artist

Kotondo, Torii, 1900-1977

Born in Nihonbashi district of Tokyo. Original name Saito Akira. At age 15 adopted into Torii family as son of Torii Kiyotada (Torii VII) and given the name Genjin (Kotondo). Studied in 1914 with the yamato-e painter Kobori Tomone and in 1918 with Kaburagi Kiyokata. Worked on kabuki posters, billboards, etc., as member of Torii family and produced woodcuts and illustrations for Entertainment Illustrated Magazine (Engei Gaho). Also exhibited paintings of bijin-ga at Inten beginning 1925. De.....

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