Artist: Narita Morikane
Title: A Pair of Japanese Socks
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Monday, 21 March 2005 Title Pair of Japanese Socks Artist Morikane fl.ca. 1930s Signature Morikane Seal artist's seal (morikane) Dated 1931 Technique/Medium Woodblock print Impression Excellent - very good Colors good Condition good - fair … uneven discolorations on the background, lightly soiled, a tear (1/5 inch long) on the top edge. Description "Adesugata Niju-shi Ko" (Twenty-four Figures of Charming Women) Lady is putting on a pair of traditional Japanese socks. Format Dai-Oban Width 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm Height 16.9 inches = 43.0 cm Literature Newland, Amy R.; and S. Hamanaka, "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties", Leiden: Hotei, 2000, ISBN 90 74822 20 7, - pg.151, pl.206