no. 4, Shinchi in Winter, Before the Mirror
(Dai-yon, fuyu [Shinchi], Kagami no mae)
a half-length portrait of a beauty wearing a deep red kosode adjusting her hair in a mirror, the light grey background embellished with mica; signed Tsunetomi hitsu, published by Nakajima Jutaro (Nakajima Seikado, Tokyo) in a numbered limited edition of 500, ca. 1918
oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 1/4 in., 39 by 26.1 cm
offered as a complete set of four prints
Kato, Junzo, comp., Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, pl. 102
Reigle Stephens, Amy, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 132, pl. 137
Brown, Kendall H., Light in Darkness: Woman in Japanese Prints of Early Showa (1926-1945), 1996, p. 54, cat. 59
Reigle Neland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, no. 105
Reigle Newland, Amy, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 2004, p. 66, no. 45 (and cover)
Koyama Shuko, Beautiful Shin Hanga- Revitalization of Ukiyo-e, Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, 2009, p. 187, no. 4-69
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