Artwork Details for Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) "Peony Snowflakes"

Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - Peony Snowflakes - 牡丹雪

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Peony Snowflakes - 牡丹雪
by Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - 鳥居言人

Artist:Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - 鳥居言人
Title:Peony Snowflakes - 牡丹雪
Date:1933 (this artwork: First edition)
Publisher:Ikeda - 池田
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 26 x 41cm (image size)
Artwork Code:11883-Torii_Kotondo
Notes:This is scene number nine from Kotondo's bijin-ga series published via Ikeda. Edition 31 of 100 prints, never republished by Ikeda. After the edition of 100 was completed the keyblock was deliberately gouged to destroy it, and a print of this gouged keyblock was included with each of the 100 prints sold. My print also includes the original folder and a keyblock print from the gouged keyblock (see image). Obviously a very rare and expensive print. Sheet size is about 30 x 47cm.

Signed Kotondo ga with artist's square seal Kotondo; with the title, Botan Yuki embossed on the lower margin. Published by Ikeda. The publisher's limited edition cartouche printed on verso, Ikeda hanken shoyu, hyaku mai kagiri zeppan (Ikeda, copyright; edition limited to 100). Undated, published by Ikeda in 1933 (confirmed).

This artwork is from my personal collection.

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