Kesho (Applying Powder)

Kotondo Torii

1894

This "Kesho" (Applying Powder) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published 1929. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko Kai (Foreign people call Ishu Kanko Kai). Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" water marked. Carver name, Susumu Ito, Printer name is Yoshiaki Watanabe and Torii red seal of approval (copyright) and publisher red moneybag seal on the lower left margin. Under the box, Limited edition published seal. Please see incredible Baren mark in the background. Very Japanese in every respect. Perfect Japanese Bijin-ga print. This print is my most favorite of all Torii prints. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 inches by 19 inches (33 x 48.2 cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches (26 x 41 cm) 
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1929. This print is later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper left.
Condition: Pristine condition.