Artist: Ishikawa Toraji (石川寅治)

Print: Sound of a Bell (Suzu no Ne - 鈴の音) key block from the series Ten Types of Female Nudes (Rajo jūsshu - 裸女十種)

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Dates: 1934,created
Dimensions: 22.125 in,15.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: black and white woodblock print

Related links: Los Angeles County Museum of Art - finished print; Honolulu Museum of Art - finished print; National Diet Library - photo in black and white of the colored print;

Physical description:

An example of the completed edition from the collection of the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas:

from Spencer Museum of Art

The carver was Yamagishi Kazue and the print was self published.


The color print is illustrated in The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties by Amy Newland and S. Hamanaka, Leiden, Hotei, 2000, p. 169, pl. 236.