Artwork Details for Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) "A Nap (Utatane)"

Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - A Nap (Utatane) - うたっ寝

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A Nap (Utatane) - うたっ寝
by Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - 鳥居言人

Artist:Kotondo, Torii (1900-1976) - 鳥居言人
Title:A Nap (Utatane) - うたっ寝
Date:1933 February (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:11884-Torii_Kotondo
Notes:This is scene number eight from Kotondo's bijin-ga series published via Ikeda. This is the 2nd of two colour states. Edition 35 of 100 prints, a single edition 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 rectangular seal Kotondo; with the title, Utatane 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 February (confirmed).
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