Artist: Torii Kotondo
Title: A Nap (Utatane) - うたっ寝
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Description: 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 with the blocks carved by Ito and printed by Komatsu Wasakichi. 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). This item is from my personal collection and is not for sale.