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Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972
The Second Collection of Modern Beauties: Maiko Girl
(Gendai bijin shu dai-nishu: Maiko)

dated and signed at upper left, Showa shichinen shichigatsu tofutsuka (Showa 7 [1932], seventh month, 12th day) Shinsui saku followed by artist's seal Shinsui-?, with publisher seal Watanabe at lower left corner, and on the lower left margin, Hanken shoyű Watanabe Sh˘zabur˘ (copyright ownership Watanabe Sh˘zabur˘), the limited edition seal on verso, Nihyakugojű mai zeppan, dai hyaku-kujű-ichi ban (250 limited edition, number 191), followed by publisher's rectangular seal, Watanabe
dai oban tate-e 17 by 10 3/4 in., 43.3 by 27.4 cm
Tadasu Watanabe, It˘ Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 103, no. 66
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 71, no. 72
price: $ 4,200

verso seal