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Kuchibeni (Rouge)

Kotondo Torii


This "Kuchibeni" (Rouge) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published in 1929. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko Kai (some people called Ishu Kanko Kai). Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" watermarked. Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at the upper right. Carver name, Susumu Ito, the 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 Bokashi shading, overprinted hairlines, and beautiful Baren marks on the background. Beautifully embossing especially around her nose and Kimono. Very Japanese in every respect. Perfect Japanese Bijin-ga print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 1/8 inches x 19 inches (33 x 48cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/2 x 16 inches  (26 x 40.7 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published in 1929. This print is a later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper right
Condition: Excellent condition


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