Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972
The First Series of Modern Beauties: Hand Mirror
(Gendai bijinshu dai-isshu: Tekagami)
a maiko (apprentice geisha) in profile with mica highlights on her obi and the mirror, signed and dated Showa rokunen ichigatsu ganjitsu Shinsui ga (Showa 6 , January, New Year's Day, by Shinsui), with artist's seal Shinsui, publisher's seal Watanabe, and hand-numbered limited edition seal on verso, Nihyakugoju mai zeppan, dai hyaku-yonju-roku ban (250 limited edition, number 146), followed by publisher's rectangular seal, Watanabe, ca. 1931
dai oban tate-e 17 1/8 by 11 in., 43.5 by 28 cm
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 95, no. 58
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 67, no. 62
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