Ito Shinsui, Fragrance of the Hot Springs

Shinsui, make-up detail

Ito Shinsui, 1898-1972

The First Series of Modern Beauties: Fragrance of the Hot Springs
(Gendai bijinshu dai-isshu: Yu no ka)

dated and signed, Showa gonen shu, Shinsui ga (Showa 5 [1930], autumn, by Shinsui), with publisher's seal on the lower right margin, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (Copyright ownership Watanabe Shozaburo), and limited edition seal on verso, Nihyakugoju mai zeppan, dai hachiju ban (250 limited edition, number 80), followed by publisher's rectangular seal, Watanabe, 1930

dai oban tate-e 17 1/8 by 10 7/8 in., 43.5 by 27.7 cm

References:
Kato, Junzo, comp. Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. III, no. 84
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 88, no. 56
Brown, Kendall H. & Goodall-Cristante, Hollis, Shin-Hanga, New Prints in Modern Japan, 1996, p. 20, fig. 6
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 65, no. 60

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