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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)|
|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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