The Second Collection of Modern Beauties: Red Blossoms
(Gendai bijin shu dai nishu: Kobai)
dated and signed Showa hachinen sangatsu (Showa 8 , third month), Shinsui, with artist's red rectangular seal Shinsui, publisher's circular seal Watanabe at the lower right corner, and on the lower right margin, Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo (copyright ownership Watanabe Shozaburo), with limited edition seal on verso, Nihyakugoju mai zeppan, dai hyaku-rokuju-shi ban (250 limited edition, number 164), 1933
17 1/8 by 11 in., 43.4 by 27.8 cm
Tadasu Watanabe, Ito Shinsui: All the Woodblock Prints, 1992, p. 106, no. 68
Reigle Newland, Amy, and Hamanaka Shinji, The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties, 2000, p. 73, no. 74
Andreas Marks, Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection, 2015, p. 129, cat. no. 82
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