Artist: Torii KotondoTitle: Misty Spring MoonSeries: Twelve Aspects of WomenPublisher: IshukankokaiDate: 1932, this later edition c. 1980s Medium: Japanese Woodblock PrintSize: 12.5 x 17.5 inchesThis print has Kotondo's signature and seal within the image area; printer and carver seals, red Torii artis's seal, red publisher's moneybag seal (left margin). Watermark in lower left margin. Nearly double oban size. Limited edition published c. 1980s. Carver: Ito; Printer: Watanabe.
Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) was a Japanese artist of the Torii school of ukiyo-e artists. He was specially trained in the tradition of kabuki actor portraits, and translated this training into his famous portraits of beautiful women.
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