Artist: Torii Kotondo (鳥居言人)

Print: Vapor or Yuge (湯気 - embossed at bottom center)

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Dates: 1929,created
Dimensions: 11.75 in,18.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Dated and signed: Shōwa yonen jūgatsu
(Showa 4 [1929], 10th month)
Kotondo ga (言人画)
Artist's seal: Kotondo
Publisher: Sakai-Kawaguchi
(embossed at the bottom left)

Related links: Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Freer/Sackler Galleries; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco;

Physical description:

There is a special attached seal on the back of this print. If you click on the image it will enlarge and you will see the seal in the upper right of the screen below a small version of the front. Click on the seal to see it enlarged.

It reads: "Gaikoku iki ni-hyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyaku-jūhachi go, Torii Kotondo (for foreign export, limited edition of 200 printed, number 118, by Torii Kotondo)".



1) in black and white in The Legacy of Japanese Printmaking/Le Rayonnement de l'estampe Japonaise by Barry Till, the Art Gallery of Victoria, 1986, pl. #54.

2) in color in The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, Abe Publisher, 2000, #171, p. 128.