Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972
Clock and Beauty, no. IV
(Tokei to bijin, IV)
a beauty applying lipstick, her compact and lipstick highlighted with gold printing; signed Shinsui with artist's seal Shinsui, commissioned by Hotta Watchmakers and published by Watanabe in 1964
oban tate-e 14 5/8 by 11 1/8 in., 37 by 28.2 cm
The design of this woodblock print is based on a painting dated to 1956.
Hamada Taiji and Hosono Masanobu, Ito Shinsui zenshu, 1981-1982, volume 4, color plate 8 and page 83 (painting)
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All The Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 216, no. 147
Amy Reigle Newland, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 83, no. 101
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December 6, 2018
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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