Dokusho (Reading) from "Rajo jusshu" (Ten female nudes) is by Toraji Ishikawa (1875-1964) Printed Showa 10 nen (1935). Ishikawa's best known prints are the series "Ten female nudes" from 1934. This print is one of them. Silver mica background. Water marked "Ishikawa Toraji" and carver name "Yamagishi Kazue"(1891-1984), printer name "Eijiro Urushibara" (1882-1943) on the lower left margin. Please see the picture. According to an old Japanese Hanga (Woodblock print) book, it is said that one of Ishikawa's a landscape print "Shuuu Ikka"(After shower) and nude series prints were printed by Eijiro Urusibara in the beginning. In Japan we refer to this print as first edition. (But I see there are several different opinions outside of Japan)
Paper size: 15 inches by 19 inches (37.7 x 48.3 cm)
Image size: 11 and 7/8 inches by 14 and 3/4 inches (30.2 x 37.5 cm)
Signed: Artist signature "Ishikawa" with "Tora" artist red seal on the upper left corner of image.
Condition: Condition is excellent for it's old age. Natural paper crease on the margin as shown.
Printed 1935 Originally published by the artist. Ishikawa is best-known as artist of " Ten Types of Female Nudes". Also Ishikawa published some nice landscape prints including this print. This print shows fresh market in Okinawa. Water marked "Ishikawa Toraji" on the lower left. Also titled "Ryukyu no Ichiba", carver name "Yamagishi Kazue"(1891～1984) and printer name "Eijiro Urushibara"(1882-1943) on the lower left margin. Please see the picture.
Paper size: 18 and 1/4 inches by 14 and 3/4 inches.
Image size: 14 and 7/8 inches by 11 and 3/4 inches.
Sheet number: N/A
Signed: Artist brush signed "Ishikawa" by hand with "Tora" artist red seal on the upper right corner of image.
Condition: Condition is very good for it's old age. Still strong colors. Paper crease at the lower right margin which will be easily matted out.