Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972
The First Series of Modern Beauties: Snow at the Shrine
(Gendai bijinshu dai-isshu: Shato no yuki)
beauty walking holding an umbrella; signed and dated Showa gonen kanoe-uma fuyu Shinsui ga (Showa 5 , year of the horse, winter by Shinsui), with artist's red seal Shinsui, followed by red seal tame shizuri (test print), and round seal Watanabe, 1930
dai oban tate-e 16 7/8 by 10 7/8 in., 43 by 27.7 cm
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 94, no. 57
Amy Reigle Newland and Hamanaka Shinji, The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 66, no. 61
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.
Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit.
site last updated
May 23, 2019
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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