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Ito Shinsui


Twelve Images of Modern Beauties: Snowy Night
(Shin bijin juni sugata: Yuki no yoru)

a beauty in a black over-robe holding a blue umbrella on a snowy night; signed and dated at lower left corner, Taisho juninen ichigatsu Shinsui ga (Taisho 12 [1923], January, by Shinsui), with artist's seal Ito, publisher's seal Watanabe, and limited edition seal hand-numbered on verso, Nihyaku mai kagiri zeppan, dai hyakugo ban (200 limited edition, number 105), ca. 1923

dai oban tate-e 16 7/8 by 10 1/4 in., 42.9 by 26 cm

Kato Junzo, Kindai Nihon hanga taikei, 1975-76, Vol. 1, pl. 187
Amy Newland and Chris Uhlenbeck, Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga, 1990, p. 215
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 65, cat no. 39
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The New Wave: Twentieth-Century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, cat no. 245
Lawrence Smith, Modern Japanese Prints 1912-1989, 1994, pl. 33 and cover
Amy Newland Reigle and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image, 2000, p. 56, cat. no. 39
Amy Newland Reigle, gen. ed., Printed to Perfection, 2004, cat. no. 89
Carolyn M. Putney, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, 2013, cat. no. 16
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, 2015, cat. no. 64

price: Sold

Ito Shinsui

verso seal


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